He was one of the greatest writers of the century. His interest in painting led to close connections to the art world. Science, movies, sports, war — his story touched all these areas.
Want a travel story? His escape from a South African prison and trip across the wilds of the continent established his reputation.
Want a crime story? As Home Secretary he oversaw Scotland Yard. Documentaries still show newsreel footage of him directing gun battles in London.
Want a love story? There’s his marriage, the topic of such movies as “The Gathering Storm” starring Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave. There’s also the abdication crisis when the king gave up his throne for the woman he loved. One man risked his career and his reputation for him: Churchill.