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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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,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
The Green Party wants to ease stress with a four-day week. Churchill's methods would handle the problem effectively - and far more economically.
By JOHN H. MATHER, MD
Speaking of Britain and its Empire in 1941, Winston Churchill said: “We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.”1 A few weeks earlier he had advised the boys at Harrow School: “Never give in—never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”2 The image he conveyed is one of hardiness and personal toughness, and it galvanized his countrymen. Yet we rarely give thought to where he found the hardiness and resilience he conveyed.
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By ANDREW ROBERTS
The allegations that Winston Churchill was unfaithful while on holiday in the South of France in the mid-1930s have been knocking around for eighty years, with nothing substantial to back them up, and, having been researching a biography of Churchill for the past four years, I do not believe it.
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