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By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Despite his encomiums to Joan, Churchill rated Napoleon higher, with Georges Clemenceau a close third—and, a bit farther down, de Gaulle.
Tags: Anatole France, Anthony Montague Browne, Brendan Bracken, Casablanca, Denis Brogan, Domrémy-la-Pucelle, François Kersaudy, Georges Clemenceau Charles de Gaulle, Hundred Years' War, Joan of Arc, Manfred Weidhorn, Napoleon Bonaparte, 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 M. LANGWORTH
Lawrence “was indeed a dweller upon the mountain tops…and where the view on clear days commands all the Kingdoms of the world and the glory of them.” —WSC
Tags: 1921 Cairo Conference, 2003 Iraq War, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Brendan Bracken, Clementine Churchill, Emir Feisal, F.E. Smith Lord Birkenhead, Great Contemporaries, Mary SOames, Max Beaverbrook, Paris Peace Conference, Ronald Stores, Saddam Hussein, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence, 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 TERRY REARDON
Among many close personal friendships that Churchill enjoyed in political and military life, one of the more unlikely was with a former foe, the South African statesman Jan Christian Smuts. Richard Steyn has offered a plethora of new information and insights in a readable account of this important friendship.
Tags: Alfred Milner, Apartheid, Boer War, Brendan Bracken, Cecil Rhodes, Duke of Windsor, Henry Campbell Bannerman, Jameson Raid, Jan Smuts, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Mountbatten, Louis Botha, Paul Kruger, Richard Steyn, Terry Reardon, Treaty of Vereeniging, Winston S. Churchill,
By LARRY P. ARNN
In the best biography since 1991, Roberts's witty, fluent, flowing prose captures the adventure, energy, and incessant movement that Churchill produced.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Brendan Bracken, Clement Attlee, Horace Wilson, Ivan Maisky, King George VI, Larry P. Arnn, Lord Halifax, Neville Chamberlain, Randolph S. Churchill, Roger Keyes, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
He combined two qualities: generous loyalty to those he loved, and an acid tongue and pen for those he didn’t. Most of the latter, I tend to think, richly deserved what they got. Randolph Churchill’s public persona was based on the latter quality. In the mid-1950s, surgery revealed that a tumor on his lung was benign. His friend Evelyn Waugh burst into the bar at White’s Club: “They’ve cut out the only part of Randolph that isn’t malignant!”
Tags: Anita Leslie, Brendan Bracken, Cecil Rhodes, Donald MacLachlan, Evelyn Waugh, F.E. Smith Lord Birkenhead, Fitzroy Maclean, John Profumo, Martin Gilbert, Odette Pol-Roger, Pamela Harriman, Pocahontas, Randolph S. Churchill, Richard M. Langworth, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
In 1911, a time of great political division, Churchill and F.E. Smith founded The Other Club, a collegial dining group for members of both parties. It's still going strong.
Tags: Alfred Munnings, Basil Ionides, Brendan Bracken, Charles Moran, Colin Coote, F.E. Smith, George Riddell, H.H. Asquith, Herbert Kitchener, John Buchan, John Maynard Keynes, Lloyd George, Lord Goddard, Other Club, Raymond Goddard, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Savoy Hotel, Winston S. Churchill,