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By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
After visiting WSC in bed, while mopping a sign of Toby’s affections off his head, Butler sighed patiently: “The things I do for England.”
Tags: Anthony Eden, Anthony Montague Browne, Christopher Soames, Dido Cairns, Hugh William Cairns, R.A. Butler, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Lifetime friend and trusted collaborator, Louis Spears knew France and the French as few Britons, serving faithfully in peace and war.
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Anthony Eden, Archibald Sinclair, Bradley Tolppanen, Charles de Gaulle, Charles Lanrezac, Dakar Expedition, Fashoda Incident, Georges Clemenceau, Harold Macmillan, Louis Spears, Neville Chamberlain, Paul Reynaud, Stanley Baldwin, Vichy France, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
If any one event ended imperial Britain, it was Suez, which also saw last significant intervention by Winston Churchill in world affairs.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Anthony Eden, Anthony Montague Browne, Clarissa Eden, Clementine Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Harold Macmillan, R.A. Butler, Suez Canal, Suez Crisis, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM JOHN SHEPHERD
Eden by Charlwood: “The morning had been golden; the noontime was bronze; and the evening lead. But all were solid, and each was polished until it shone after its fashion.”
Tags: Anthony Eden, Appeasement, Charles de Gaulle, Clarissa Lady Avon, Gamal Abdel Nasser, George Curzon, Suez Crisis, William John Shepherd, Winston S. Churchill,
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 FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Throwback to vanished age, Sassoon served his country in war and peace, and entertained the glitterati at his palatial mansions. He died too young.
Tags: Anthony Eden, David Lloyd George, Douglas Haig, Fred Glueckstein, Gallipoli, Gallipoli campaign, John French, Kenneth Clark, Marthe Bibesco, Philip Sassoon, Philip Tilden, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Richard Tauber, Robert Boothby, Samuel Hoare, Siegfried Sassoon, Stanley Baldwin, Winston S. Churchill,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
In wartime, Eisenhower related to Churchill as junior to senior. As President, the relationship vastly changed, but ties of sentiment were still there.
Tags: 1953 Bermuda Conference, Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Anthony Eden, Battle of Gettysburg, Bermuda Conference, Edgar Faure, Harold Macmillan, John Colville, John Foster Dulles, Joseph Stalin, Klaus Larres, Martin Gilbert, Michael Howard, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Peter Boyle, SHAEF, Stephen Ambrose, 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 RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Churchill's racial epithets were extremely rare. Most of the few that do exist come from only one source—which leads one to question how reliable it is.
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Anthony Eden, D.F. Malan, Desmond Moreton, Dwight Eisenhower, H.L. Mencken, Jacky Fisher, Jan Smuts, John Dill, Lady Randolph Churchill, Leopold Amery, Lord Moran, Lord Randolph Churchill, Maurice Hankey, Montagu Porch, Mussolini, My African Journey, Thomas Birley, Tirthankar Roy, William F. Buckley Jr., William Manchester, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Christmas at Chartwell: “No matter how humble the gift, he accepted with surprise and pleasure. ‘For me?’ he'd ask, his eyes lighting up. ‘How very kind!’”
Tags: Anthony Eden, Boer War, Clementine Churchill, Desmond Morton, Earl of Minto, Eddie Marsh, Frederick Lindemann, Jack Churchill, John Spencer-Churchill, King Edward VIII, Lady Diana Cooper, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Moyne, Mary SOames, Peregrine Churchill, Ralph Wigram, Redvers Buller, Richard M. Langworth, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
McKinstry is thorough and scrupulously fair. Unlike too many historians today, he goes in with no axes to grind. He simply tells the story, backed by a voluminous bibliography, extensive research and private correspondence. In scope and balance, the book reminds us of Arthur Herman’s Gandhi and Churchill—another elegant account of two contentious figures. Like Herman, McKinstry captures Churchill’s generosity of spirit, and his rival’s greatness of soul.
Posted in: Books,
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Anthony Eden, Arthur Herman, Clement Attlee, Clementine Churchill, David Hunt, Dresden, First Quebec Conference, Gallipoli campaign, Gestapo, H.G. Wells, Harold Laski, Harold Nicolson, Horace Wilson, Hugh Dalton, India act, Jock Colville, King Edward VIII, Leo McKinstry, Liberalism and the Social Problem, Neville Chamberlain, Potsdam Conference, Robert Menzies, Ronald Cohen, Stanley Baldwin, The Aftermath, The Other Club, Trade Disputes Act, Violet Attlee, Wallis Simpson, Winston S. Churchill, Yalta Conference,
By ANTOINE CAPET
Medical historians find no evidence that Churchill suffered from major depression, but his health was subject to many ailments in his final decade.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Anthony M. Daniels, Anthony Storr, Antoine Capet, Charles Wilson, Clementine Churchill, David Roberts, Emery Reves, Harold Macmillan, Henry "Chips" Channon, J. Allister Vale, Jane Portal, John W. Scadding, Lord Brain, Lord Moran, Mary SOames, R.A. Butler, Winston S. Churchill,