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By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
The Churchills, father and son, had close friendships with prominent, talented Jews. One was Nathaniel Mayer “Natty” Rothschild, First Baron Rothschild, head of the British branch of the famous banking family. He was the first Jewish member of the House of Lords. Another was Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, also of Jewish origin, though he became a Catholic in 1880. A renowned merchant banker and financier, Sir Ernest was young Winston’s mentor, financial consultant and lifelong friend.
Tags: Aswan Low Dam, Clementine Churchill, Edwina Mountbatten, Ernest Cassel, Frances Duchess of Marlborough, John Strange Spencer Churchill, King Edward VII, Lord Alfred Douglas, Lord Randolph Churchill, Marquess of Queensberry, Maurice de Hirsch, Mountbatten of Burma, Nathaniel “Natty” Rothschild, National Bank of Egypt, Oscar Wilde, Winston S. Churchill,
By JULIA WACKER
The series—a collection of twenty-eight original pieces—attempts to depict the many facets of Churchill’s complex character. The series covers Churchill’s early childhood all the way through his second term as prime minister in the 1950s. Diving into both the public and private side of Churchill’s life, the series balances Churchill’s professional years as a soldier and war correspondent, a writer, a rhetorician, and a statesman with his private interests as a painter, aviation enthusiast, horseman, father, and husband. Hooper offers a complete, yet often overlooked, picture of the national and international icon.
Tags: Clementine Churchill, Curtis Hooper, Graphic House Publishing, Larry P. Arnn, lithographs, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
Stafford’s description of this critical year is masterful. In 1921 the former “bold, bad man” of British national life rose above his reputation as a war-mongering opportunist. The picture is of a reflective and vulnerable man of character, strengthened by every reverse—a man of vision and, to a few observers, “a prime minister in the making.” Really good books about Churchill are scarce these days, and deserve full appreciation. This one belongs on any list of the top twenty specialized studies.
Tags: Balfour Declartion, Cairo Conference, Chaim Weizmann, Clare Sheridan, Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, David Stafford, Eddie Marsh, Ernest Cassel, F.E. Smith, Gertrude Bell, Herbert Lionel Vane-Tempest, Iraq, Irish Treaty, Jordan, King Faisal, Lady Randolph Churchill, Marigold Churchill, Max Beaverbrook, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Singapore, T.E. Lawrence, Two-Power Standard, Washington Naval Treaty, Winston S. Churchill,
By SIR MARTIN GILBERT
Sir Martin’s reflections after finishing the final narrative volume are reprised as Hillsdale completes the final document volume in the Great Biography.
Tags: Clementine Churchill, Enigma, Lord Moran, Martin Gilbert, Merton College Oxford, Michael Wolff, Pamela Lytton, Randolph Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Christmas, 1941: “By our sacrifice…these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance…. And so, in God’s mercy, a happy Christmas to you all.”
Tags: Andrew Cunningham, Arthur Tedder, Chequers, Clement Attlee, Clementine Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Elizabeth Nel, Eric Seal, Harold Alexander, John Martin, Lord Moran, Richard M. Langworth, Sarah Churchill, Stafford Cripps, Stewart Menzies, Teheran Conference, Vic Oliver, 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.
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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 FRED GLUECKSTEIN
“For Nemon,” Rosenthal said, “Winston Churchill symbolized greatness of character as a bulwark against inhumanity. This was the mainspring of Nemon’s message, as expressed in the numerous busts and statutes of Churchill now in many lands.”
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,
By ROBERT HENTY
Nora Henty, last survivor from Churchill’s wartime staff, had vivid memories of those “dark days and darker nights” when Britain stood alone.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Clementine Churchill, David Cameron, Downing Street, Georgina Landemare, Josip Broz Tito, Lord Loyd, Nora Burrows, Robert Henty, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOHN H. MATHER MD
Over a century on, it is impossible to say what killed Sir Winston's father. But current evidence argues against the frequent claim of syphilis
Tags: Celia Sandys, Clementine Churchill, Frank Harris, Lord Randolph Churchill, Lord Rosebery, Mary SOames, Robson Roose, Thomas Buzzard, Wilfrid Blunt, William Osler, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Andrew Roberts lectures on "The Importance of Churchill for Today" at the Hillsdale National Leadership Seminar on Principles and Politics.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Clementine Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, John McDonnell, Lord Halifax, Neville Chamberlain, Patrick Kinna, Ramsay MacDonald, Sadiq Khan, Sadq Khan, Scott Kelly, Stanley Baldwin, Winston Churchill, World War II,