Your generous support will build an endowment to fund national conferences, student scholarships, a faculty chair, and the completion and publication of The Official Biography of Winston Churchill.
Hillsdale & Statesmanship
The study of statesmanship is central to the teaching mission of Hillsdale College, and the classics teach that the art can be best understood by studying those who have a reputation for it.
Churchill’s career presents an unsurpassed opportunity for the study of statesmanship, for he faced the great crises of the twentieth century and left behind one of the richest records of human undertaking.
Churchill & Hillsdale
Hillsdale College will promote a proper account of this record by combining the College’s educational expertise with its work both as publisher of Churchill’s Official Biography and as the repository of the Martin Gilbert papers.
Alison Carlson’s The Man Within has barely a third of the images of these more ambitious works, but she provides a number of interesting, hitherto unpublished ones, perhaps a fifth of the total, that have never seen print. Examples: the newlywed Clementine and Winston on the way to their wedding reception in 1908; a lovely shot of their three daughters, Diana, Sarah and Mary, in 1925; several recently discovered group photos of young Winston at Harrow, rescued from a barn on a dairy farm in the Cotswolds.
Hillsdale’s Winston S. Churchill, Document Volume 18: One Continent Redeemed, January-August 1943 is replete with gems of Churchillian wisdom, found buried in the obscure reports and documents Sir Martin Gilbert and Hillsdale’s team of researchers have brought together. These monumental volumes of hitherto unpublished Churchill material are a veritable textbook of statesmanship. One example was an associate Churchill highly respected, perhaps above all others: South African field marshal and World War II premier Jan Smuts (1870-1950).
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