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By DAVID FORMAN & RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Despite inadequate sourcework, Wynn takes a human view of Churchill, and so writes a book examining the “flawed decisions” of the “Greatest Briton.”
Posted in: Books,
Tags: Bengal famine, Clement Attlee, Coventry bombing, Dardanelles, David Forman, Dresden bombing, Gallipoli, Joseph Stalin, Martin Gilbert, Richard M. Langworth, Singapore, Tonypandy, Winston S. Churchill,
By MICHAEL MCMENAMIN
Churchill and the media is a larger story than author Toye tells, and the omissions are as disappointing as the assertions are disconcerting.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Bourke Cockran, Erich Maria Remarque, Ludwig Renn, Piers Brendon, Reginald Barnes, Richard Langworth, Richard Toye, Winston S. Churchill,
By ROBIN BRODHURST
Smith is clear that Churchill was a believer in a faith. And that faith was at the heart of his appeal to the British people in the Second World War.
Tags: 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Alistair Campbell, Andrew Roberts, athens, Book of Common Prayer, Brendan Bracken, Gallipoli, Gary Scott Smith, Hensley Henson, James Welldon, Jeffrey Fisher, King James Bible, Margaret Thatcher, Nevil Schute, Robert Blake, Robin Brodhurst, Tony Blair, William Temple, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD COHEN and RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
The main concern for Pilecki at Auschwitz was the fate of Poles, but in describing that of the Jews he asked a stark question: “Were we all people”?
Tags: Allied War Declaration of 1942, Anne Frank, Auschwitz, Auschwitz Protocols, Bergen-Belsen, Bermuda Refugee Conference, Charles Portal, Esther Gilbert, Evian Conference, Franklin Roosevelt, Holocaust, Jack Fairweather, Jan Karski, Józef Garliński. Witold Pilecki, Kazimierz Sosnkowski, Martin Gilbert, Polish Underground, Pope Pius XII, Richard Cohen, Stefan Rowecki, Stephen Wise, Winston S. Churchill, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Yad Vashem,
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 TIRTHANKAR ROY
On the Raj, Tharoor offers a half-truth, which, “like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.”
Tags: B.R. Ambedkar, East India Company, Mohandas Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Clive, Round Table Conference, Sashi Tharoor, Stephen Leacock, Tirthankar Roy, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVE TURRELL
The Biography “is true, insofar as diligence and research can establish truth…. All an author can offer is a fragment of reality—that, and the hope that it will endure.” —William Manchester
Tags: Dave Turrell, Larry Arnn, Lord Derby, Martin Gilbert, Randolph S. Churchill, Wendy Reves, William Manchester, Winston S. Churchill,
By KLAUS LARRES
Never Flinch, Never Weary chronicles a time when mankind stood “uncertainly poised between world catastrophe and a golden age.”
Tags: Anthon Nutting, Anthony Eden, Bermuda Conference, Dien Bien Phu, Dwight Eisenhower, European Coal and Steel Community, European Economic Community, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Georgy Malenkov, Harold Macmillan, John Foster Dulles, King Farouk, Klaus Larres, Larry Arnn, Martin Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth II, Rab Butler, Vyacheslav Molotov,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
Clews paints a loyal but frustrated Churchill who later defined the rule of the Phoney War: “Don’t be unkind to the enemy; you will only make him angry.”
Tags: Dudley Pound, Fleet Air Arm, Graham Clews, Neville Chamberlain, Norway Campaign, Stephen Roskill, William J. Shepherd, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, from the moment that Winston Churchill became prime minister on 10 May 1940, until the Luftwaffe raid that destroyed the parts of the House of Commons exactly one year later, coincidentally on the same night that Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland.
Tags: Alex Hardinge, Andrew Roberts, Averell Harriman, Dunkirk, Erik Larson, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, King George VI, London Blitz, Mary SOames, Pamela Churchill, Randolph Churchill, Rudolf Hess, Stalingrad, 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
Our grief and loss are deeply felt. Paul was a gentleman scholar: a man of strong convictions, who never let them interfere with his search for truth. Hagiography is fatal. Honesty matters. Those were his cardinal precepts. Above all, he left a corpus of excellence from which young people will always learn things worth knowing. His work abides, and as Churchill said, a man never dies as long as he is remembered. All who love history will forever remember Paul Addison.
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Tags: Antoine Capet, David Stafford, Eugenics, Martin Gilbert, Paul Addison, Randolph S. Churchill, University of Edinburgh, William F. Buckley Jr., Winston S. Churchill,