By TERRY REARDON
The first key to sales is an intriguing title and Mr. Napier succeeds admirably in that regard. But a reader expecting the “goods” will be rather surprised that the preamble and first chapter praise Churchill’s warnings of the need to rearm in the face of Nazi Germany, and his condemnation of the Munich Agreement. Napier then adds several straightforward chapters covering the early days of the war and Churchill becoming prime minister.
Tags: Casablanca Conference, Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Robert Menzies, Rudolf Hess, Stephen Napier, Terry Reardon, Winston S. Churchill,
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.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Charles Moran, Clementine Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Elizabeth Everest, Franklin Roosevelt, John Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mary SOames, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,