By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
McKercher and Capet have provided a collection of substantive and challenging essays. Their book offers many useful observations that will stimulate further historical discussion and scholarship.
Tags: Antoine Capet, B.J.C. McKercher, Christopher Bell, James W. Muller, John Maurer, John W. Young, Richard Toye, Warren Dokter, Will Morrisey, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
"Working with Winston: The Unsung Women," by Cita Stelzer, shows the importance Churchill attached to everything, from routine domestic matters to the terror of imminent extinction. This book is essential to understand the rounded picture.
Tags: Churchill Archives Centre, Cita Stelzer, Elizabeth Layton Nel, Grace Hamblin, Kathleen Hill, Violet Pearman, Winston S. Churchill,
By PAUL ADDISON
Both Churchill and Chamberlain understood that Nazi Germany was a time bomb. But whereas Chamberlain imagined that it could be defused by diplomacy, Churchill believed that it could only be defused by force, or the threat of force. When the diplomacy of appeasement failed Chamberlain was compelled to accept—albeit with the profound reluctance of a man who loathed war—that no other response was possible. In the final analysis the British Empire, which was already in decline, had to be sacrificed so that Britain itself could live.
Tags: F.E. Smith Lord Birkenhead, Hoare-Laval Pact, John Simon, Lord Halifax, Maurice Cowling, Mohandas Gandhi, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Paul Addison, Robert Crowcroft, Stanley Baldwin, Winston S. Churchill,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
Why would Hamilton raise the inconsequential to the significant? With admirers like this, Churchill’s memory needs no enemies.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Alex Danchev, Anzio, Arthur Bryant, D-Day, Daniel Todman, David Reynolds, Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, Lend Lease, Leo Tolstoy, Lord Moran, Mackenzie King, Nigel Hamilton, Operation Overlord, Teheran Conference, Winston S. Churchill,