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By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Of all those appointed to his cabinet in May 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had known Leo Amery the longest—back to when they were schoolboys. Despite the longevity of their relationship, they were never very close. Rather, as Robert Rhodes James wrote, “there was always a deﬁnite restraint, a lack of warmth, a noticeable caution and reserve” between them. Nevertheless, Amery played a notable part in ensuring Churchill’s premiership.
Tags: Anschluss, Appeasement, Balfour Declaration, Bradley Tolppanen, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Harold Macmillan, Hitler, Indian Army, Julian Amery, Leopold Amery, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Winston S. Churchill,
By LARRY P. ARNN
Read Larry P. Arnn's analysis of Churchill's fight against socialism on the domestic front in Great Britain, as excerpted from his book "Churchill's Trial".
Tags: Bolshevism, Communism, G.D.H. Cole, Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Larry P. Arnn, R.H.S. Crossman, Sidney Webb, Socialism, Sydney Olivier, Winston S. Churchill,
By CHRISTOPHER H. STERLING and RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Churchill on Fisher: “I am glad we were friends in the end.” Was his love for the admiral an error of judgment? Barry Gough has the answers.
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
After more than our share of historical clangers recently, Churchill admirers can welcome all this movie offers. Unlike any recent production, it genuinely honors the heroic memory. And that’s a special thing these days. Give Gary Oldman, the cast and producers a tip of the hat.
By BARRY GOUGH
Jacky Fisher was not finished. He was restless, an agitator. His dismay over the conduct of the naval war brought him closer to Churchill, and soon the two were on favourable terms, locked in a curious destiny. The press baron George Riddell wrote: “Fisher, the Duchess, and Winston are now bosom friends.”
By RON CYNEWULF ROBBINS & RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
There was no more enigmatic figure in Churchill’s life than Brendan Bracken, who cloaked his birth and upbringing with mystery while hinting broadly that he was the great man’s illegitimate son. It is well-authenticated that close friendship, not errant fatherhood, encompassed their relationship. But Churchill, with characteristic impishness, apparently never gave the direct lie to Bracken’s implied claim. This annoyed Churchill’s wife and peeved his son, Randolph, who spoke satirically of “my brother, the bastard.” To quell the noisome rumor Churchill quipped: “I have looked the matter up, but the dates don’t coincide.”
Here is the story of Churchill’s return to the Tory Party as Chancellor of the Exchequer, his fall from power in 1929, and his ten years in the political wilderness, urgently warning of the Nazi threat. Martin Gilbert’s meticulous narrative also provides an intensely personal account of his family life, travels, and prolific writing.
By ASHLEY WRIGHT
When and where possible, Churchill allowed as much devolution, self-government, and control of local affairs as he believed prudent. History has proved his cautions accurate and his decisions commendable in light of his circumstances and knowledge.