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By RAYMOND A. CALLAHAN
Rachel Trethewey adds an important family dimension, reflecting the mutual devotion between Churchill and his three daughters.
Tags: Christopher Soames, Churchill Archives Centre, Clementine Churchill, Diana Churchill, Mary SOames, Randolph Churchill, Raymond A. Callahan, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM JOHN SHEPHERD
There’s nothing wrong with the “brief life,” which serves an important educational purpose. Hanson falls short, while accepting many myths.
Tags: Albert Finney, Black Dog, Clementine Churchill, Cuba, Dardanelles, Doris Castlerosse, Gary Oldman, Harold Macmillan, Henry Hanson, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lee Remick, Lord Randolph Churchill, Nobel Prize, Robert Hardy, Simon Ward, 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 FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Lady Violet: “He had no doubts about his star. He felt that he had been preserved through many perils in order to fulfil its purpose.”
Tags: Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, Edward Beneš, Fred Glueckstein, H.H. Asquith, Harold Nicolson, Liberal Party, Marlborough, Stanley Baldwin, Violet Bonham Carter, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Violet Asquith, 1906: “I found myself sitting next to this young man who seemed to me quite different from any other young man I had ever met…”
Tags: 9th Duke of Marlborough, Admiralty, Clementine Churchill, Enchantress, Fred Glueckstein, Gallipoli, H.H. Asquith, Henry Campbell Bannerman, Herbert Kitchener, Jacky Fisher, Joseph Ward, King Manuel II, Lord Rosebery, Marquis de Soveral, Maurice Bonham Carter, New Slains Castle, Rupert Brooke, Violet Bonham Carter, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVE TURRELL
Today, we need not flinch from the image. Sutherland saw a man behind the legend, reached deep, and gave us the man. The legend needed no portrait.
Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Anthony Montague Browne, Charles Moran, Churchill College, Clementine Churchill, Dave Turrell, David McFall, Dwight Eisenhower, Georgy Malenkov, Grace Hamblin, Graham Sutherland, Herbert Gunn, Jennie Lee, John Charmley, King George VI, Mary SOames, Max Beaverbrook, Omdurman, Shane Leslie, Somerset Maugham, 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 DANIEL F. HARRINGTON
The “golden years” are not always golden, but Winston Churchill’s long life offers perspective and encouragement to those of “a certain age.”
Tags: Cary Grant, Chartwell, Chequers, Clementine Churchill, Daniel F. Harrington, Edmund Murray, Piers Brendon, tropical fish, Winston S. Churchill, “The Bishop’s Wife”,
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,