“Simon Read has captured the indomitable spirit of young Winston Churchill, his breathtaking courage in combat, his raw political ambition, and the power of his writing as a war correspondent on three continents. All before the age of 27. Winston Churchill Reporting takes its rightful place on my shelves next to Churchill’s own account of his youth, My Early Life.”

— Paul Reid, best-selling co-author of The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm

“With pen, rifle, and polo mallet, the youthful and headstrong Winston Churchill takes no prisoners as an army officer and war correspondent, racing fearlessly to the front lines of war zones in Cuba, Asia, and Africa, not to mention London, where he steeps himself in the arts of war, wit, and politics. Simon Read’s thrilling Winston Churchill Reporting charges ahead at breakneck speed with the indomitable young Churchill, capturing the making of this great and eloquent leader, in vivid prose and hair-raising scenes. You won’t put it down until Churchill is safe at home once again.”

— Dean King, best-selling author of Skeletons on the Zahara

“In 1965 a nine-year-old girl in Colombia posted a birthday card addressed simply to “the greatest man in the world”. Without a stamp it arrived in London at the home of Winston Churchill on the eve of his 90th birthday. He was indeed the greatest man of our era, the savior of civilization. Any book on Churchill is a joy, but this one is especially moving for it reveals the great man as a youth, eyes full of wonder, soul already certain of a great destiny, ambition glaring in all directions just ready to pounce.”

— Wade Davis, best-selling author of The Serpent and the Rainbow

“Highly researched and fast-paced, Read does a marvelous job of bringing young Churchill to life”

— Martin Dugard, best-selling author of Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, and co-author of the Killing series with Bill O’Reilly

For more information–including an excerpt, maps, and pictures–check out the official website for WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTING.

Combat, cigars, and whisky: Winston Churchill Reporting on The History Author Show



Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent is the of topic conversation on today’s podcast episode of The History Author Show. You can listen to it here.

Enjoying listening to writers discuss their books? Of course, you do . . . so, please, check it out! As always, you can also learn more about Winston Churchill Reporting at the book’s official website.

Winston Churchill Reporting hits bookstores Oct. 13.

‘Winston Churchill Reporting’ the Audibook


Here’s a sample clip from the upcoming audiobook release of Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondentproduced by Post Hypnotic Press and read by the great Simon Vance. Enjoy!

Winston has arrived . . .



Received my advance copies of WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTING this week. I must say, Da Capo has done a beautiful job with the book’s design. Cool cover, great interior fonts, gorgeous dark-green end-pages, maps, etc. Yes, I realize my opinion is biased, but it’s a great-looking book!

It hits stores Oct. 13 but is now available for pre-order. You can check out more at!

Official website for ‘Winston Churchill Reporting’ now live!


Winston Churchill Reporting

The official website for WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTING is now live! You can read an excerpt, check out images, maps, and advance reviews–and, of course, pre-order your copy!

Click on the image above, or visit

Redesigned Cover for ‘Winston Churchill Reporting’



The good people at Da Capo (my publisher) didn’t think the original cover for Winston Churchill Reporting was dramatic enough, so they redesigned it and produced the brilliant work you see above. I absolutely love it!

The book is out Oct. 13 and is available for pre-order here:


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Kirkus Reviews: Winston Churchill Reporting “fast paced . . . a richly-detailed look at Churchill’s early ambitions and triumphs”

War correspondent Winston Churchill, man of action, in South Africa covering the Boer War, 1900.

War correspondent Winston Churchill, man of action, in South Africa covering the Boer War, 1900.

Well, very happy to report Kirkus Reviews has given WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTING a nice write-up. You can read the full review here.

The book will be released by Da Capo Press on Oct. 13 in the US and UK.