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By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
During the war Churchill told a general: “Improvise and dare…He improvise and dore.” Leebaert sees America’s walk to global leadership in much the same way.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Derek Leebaert, Dwight Eisenhower, Ernest Bevin, Franklin Roosevelt, Harold Macmillan, John Charmley, Joseph Stalin, Korean War, Malaya War, Suez Crisis, Vietnam War, Winston S. Churchill,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
For non-Russian-reading researchers, this book is indispensable. For aficionados of the history of the Second World War, it is a thought-provoking delight.
Tags: David Reynolds, Franklin Roosevelt, Ivan Maisky, Josef Stalin, Oleg Rzheshevsky, Teheran Conference, Vladimir Pechatnov. Vyacheslav Molotov, Warren F. Kimball, Winston S. Churchill, Yalta Conference,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
This is just a representative fraction of Piers Brendon’s comprehensive book. He avoids repeating material in several previous accounts, and goes much deeper into the subject. Most of the anecdotes have not appeared previously and are thus quite valuable. Anyone interested in the personal side of the great man owes it to themselves to buy a copy.
Tags: Anthony Montague Browne, Chartwell, Diana Cooper, Jock Colville, Piers Brendon, R.A. Butler, Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Winston S. Churchill,
By TERRY REARDON
Among many close personal friendships that Churchill enjoyed in political and military life, one of the more unlikely was with a former foe, the South African statesman Jan Christian Smuts. Richard Steyn has offered a plethora of new information and insights in a readable account of this important friendship.
Tags: Alfred Milner, Apartheid, Boer War, Brendan Bracken, Cecil Rhodes, Duke of Windsor, Henry Campbell Bannerman, Jameson Raid, Jan Smuts, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Mountbatten, Louis Botha, Paul Kruger, Richard Steyn, Terry Reardon, Treaty of Vereeniging, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANTOINE CAPET
“Churchill was not a great artist, but he was a very accomplished painter,” states Cannadine in this study of Churchill’s art through his and others’ writings.
Tags: Daradnelles Campaign, David Cannadine, Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush, Harold Alexander, Harry Truman,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Von Heyking offers an interesting scholarly work that places Churchill’s many political friendships within a philosophical grounding.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Daimonism, Duke of Marlborough, F.E. Smith, Franklin Roosevelt, Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Birkenhead, Max Aitken, Plato, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Roy Jenkins, The Other Club, Wendell Wilkie, William III, Winston S. Churchill,
By LARRY P. ARNN
In the best biography since 1991, Roberts's witty, fluent, flowing prose captures the adventure, energy, and incessant movement that Churchill produced.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Brendan Bracken, Clement Attlee, Horace Wilson, Ivan Maisky, King George VI, Larry P. Arnn, Lord Halifax, Neville Chamberlain, Randolph S. Churchill, Roger Keyes, Winston S. Churchill,
By TERRY REARDON
The director of the Churchill Archives Center examines Churchill’s decision-making methods on challenges and problems of the Second World War.
Tags: Allen Packwood, Archibald Wavell, Atlantic Charter, Charles de Gaulle, Claude Auchinleck, Dudley Pound, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Hankey, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Stokes, Winston S. Churchill, “Unconditional Surrender”,
By TERRY REARDON
The first key to sales is an intriguing title and Mr. Napier succeeds admirably in that regard. But a reader expecting the “goods” will be rather surprised that the preamble and first chapter praise Churchill’s warnings of the need to rearm in the face of Nazi Germany, and his condemnation of the Munich Agreement. Napier then adds several straightforward chapters covering the early days of the war and Churchill becoming prime minister.
Tags: Casablanca Conference, Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Robert Menzies, Rudolf Hess, Stephen Napier, Terry Reardon, Winston S. Churchill,