Hillsdale & Statesmanship

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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.

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Why Churchill?

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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.

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Churchill & Hillsdale

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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.

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for the Study of Statesmanship

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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.

Recent Articles

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WW1 Churchill Book
19
Aug
“With Winston Churchill at the Front” – by Andrew Dewar Gibb

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.

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1949Baruch
19
Aug
Great Contemporaries: Bernard Baruch

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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Churchill in the Trenches
19
Aug
“Churchill in the Trenches” – by Peter Apps

Read William Shepherd’s review of Peter App’s self-published ebook “Churchill in the Trenches.” Though App’s new book relates the familiar anecdotes of Churchill’s military service, it ultimately relies too much on other sources, and suffers from a lack of editing or editorial content. It is, to paraphrase Churchill, a modest book, with much to be modest about.

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