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.
The respect Winston Churchill felt for his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was manifest early on and continued throughout his life. Following his father’s death in 1895 at the age of only 46, Churchill wrote: “All my dreams of comradeship with him, of entering Parliament at his side and in his support, were ended. There remained for me only to pursue his aims and vindicate his memory.” This, Churchill certainly did.
Read William Shepher’ds review of Andrew Gibb’s book “With Winston Churchill at the Front.” Gibb’s original work, nine chapters and 112 pages, was a slender volume, notable as an early firsthand account of Churchill’s military sojourn after his famous fall from political power in 1915. This new edition is an odd but useful amalgamation of Gibb’s 1924 text with copious extractions or rewrites from Sir Martin Gilbert’s first volume (The Challenge of War) in the official biography of Winston S. Churchill.
Vigorous, handsome and colorful, Bernard M. Baruch was a wealthy American financier who advised nine U.S. presidents from Wilson to Johnson. From the mid-1920s he was Churchill’s oldest and closest American friend. Their long friendship, Baruch remarked, was “a source of inspiration and pleasure” which had “grown more rewarding with each passing year.”
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