An American novelist and was one of the best selling novelists of the early 20th century. (Nov 10, 1871 – Mar 12, 1947)
He is nowadays overshadowed, even as a writer, by the very much more famous British statesman of the same name, with whom he was acquainted, but not related. Churchill's early novels were historical, but his later works were set in contemporary America. He often sought to include his political ideas into his novels.