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James Humes

Professor James C. Humes (Colorado University at Colorado Springs) was awarded an O.B.E. by Queen Elizabeth for the award-winning, Pulitzer Prize finalist, "Churchill: Speaker of the Century." Humes is a former presidential speechwriter.


James C. Humes have written many books sharing his extensive knowledge of the modern history and political landscape. Bibliography (not complete):

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations 2005
  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers 2002
  • The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan 2007
  • The Wit & Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin 2001
  • The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill: A Treasury of More Than 1,000 Quotations and Anecdotes 1994
  • The Sir Winston Method: The Five Secrets of Speaking the Language of Leadership 1991
  • Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter: Five presidents and Other Political Adventures 1997
  • Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership That Saved the World 2001
  • How to Get Invited to the White House ... and Over One Hundred Impressive Gambits, Foxy Face-Savers, and Clever Maneuvers 1977
  • Instant Eloquence; A Lazy Man's Guide to Public Speaking 1985