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By ERICA L. CHENOWETH
Isaiah Friedman, professor emeritus at Israel’s Ban-Gurion University, joins David Fromkin in reminding us how much more there was to know of the Arabic and Islamic world than the British and Allied powers were aware of or willing to admit in those frenzied and important times.
“Mr. Churchill’s Profession: The Statesman as Author and the Book that Defined the ‘Special Relationship'” – by Peter Clarke
By WILLIAM JOHN SHEPHERD
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was the magnum opus, because it was largely written by Churchill himself in 1938-39, whereas The Second World War (6 vols., 1948-53) was a collaborative effort produced by Churchill and his writing team.