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The Literary Churchill
By PAUL K. ALKON
Churchill’s affinity for scientific techniques, themes and writers significantly proclaims his openness toward the future—and its perils.
Tags: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Karel Capek, Olaf Stapledon, Paul K. Alkon, Thoughts and Adventures, Winston S. Churchill, “Fifty Years Hence”, “Shall We All Commit Suicide?”,
By PAUL K. ALKON
Churchill’s imagination in engaging with science and its potential consequences enabled him to confront vast change between the Victorian and Atomic eras.
Tags: Asdic, David Lloyd George, Frederick Lindemann, H.G. Wells, Paris Peace Treaty, Paul Clemenceau, Paul K. Alkon, The World Crisis, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVID FORMAN
Jonathan Rose writes that the sea of Churchill's tastes was dominated by melodrama, but he misses the whale among the fish—Churchill's beloved Shakespeare.
Tags: Darrell Holley, David Forman, Jonathan Rose, Mary SOames, Richard Burton, Richard M. Langworth, Stanley Wells, William Shakespeare, Winston S. Churchill,
By RONALD I. COHEN
We all benefit from Hillsdale’s twenty-three volumes of The Churchill Documents, Robert Rhodes James’s Complete Speeches and the 332 Churchill articles in the Collected Essays. Vital as these contributions are, they do not capture everything Churchill wrote or said. There is far more. The task I set myself, all those years ago, was to find everything else, too. - Ronald Cohen
Tags: Andrew Rae Duncan, Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, Brendan Bracken, Collected Essays, Complete Speeches, Corona Library, David Kirkwood, Dwight Eisenhower, Earl of Birkenhead, Eddie Marsh, Hazel Lavery, Herbert Haseltine, Jean Hamilton, John Lavery, Josiah Wedgwood, Lord Birdwood, Lord Ismay, Lord Lloyd, Malakand Field Force, Mark Sykes, Marthe McKenna, Paul Maze, Phyllis Moir, Red Clydeside, Ronald I. Cohen, Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, Sir Philip Vian, Sir Roger Keyes, Sir Tom Bridges, Viscount Rothermere, Walter H. Thompson, Winston S. Churchill,
By KATIE DAVENPORT
The Dream revisits the relationship between Winston and his father Lord Randolph from the perspective of an older, more experienced Winston. The result is poignant, nuanced, and ironic, and allows the reader a unique glimpse into Winston’s complicated view of his father.
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
The Swedish Academy was right in recognizing a long and brilliant literary career that had begun in 1895. Despite Churchill’s disappointment in not winning the Nobel Peace Prize, he thanked them humbly. “I hope you have not been biased in any way in your judgment of my literary qualities,” he told Ambassador Hägglöf. “But at any rate I am very proud indeed to receive an honor which is international. I have received several which are national, but this is the first time that I have received one which is international in its character.”8 At Ten Downing Street he told reporters: “I think it a very great honor to receive from the Swedish Academy of Literature this distinction gained among all the other writers of the world.”