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By RICHARD COHEN and RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
The main concern for Pilecki at Auschwitz was the fate of Poles, but in describing that of the Jews he asked a stark question: “Were we all people”?
Tags: Allied War Declaration of 1942, Anne Frank, Auschwitz, Auschwitz Protocols, Bergen-Belsen, Bermuda Refugee Conference, Charles Portal, Esther Gilbert, Evian Conference, Franklin Roosevelt, Holocaust, Jack Fairweather, Jan Karski, Józef Garliński. Witold Pilecki, Kazimierz Sosnkowski, Martin Gilbert, Polish Underground, Pope Pius XII, Richard Cohen, Stefan Rowecki, Stephen Wise, Winston S. Churchill, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Yad Vashem,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
During the war Churchill told a general: “Improvise and dare…He improvise and dore.” Leebaert sees America’s walk to global leadership in much the same way.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Derek Leebaert, Dwight Eisenhower, Ernest Bevin, Franklin Roosevelt, Harold Macmillan, John Charmley, Joseph Stalin, Korean War, Malaya War, Suez Crisis, Vietnam War, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOHN H. MAURER
The Soviets contributed mightily to victory, but their success was owed to Churchill and Roosevelt, who provided crucial aid and kept Japan occupied.
Tags: Battle of Kursk, Daisy Suckley, Franklin Roosevelt, Ivan Maisky, Jan Smuts, John H. Maurer, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Putin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Winston S. Churchill, Yosuke Matsuoka,
By JOHN H. MAURER
Historical close calls, during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-21, remind us of the role of illness and chance in the fate of nations and their leaders.
Tags: Cary Grayson, David Lloyd George, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Stevenson, Franklin Roosevelt, Georges Clemenceau, John H. Maurer, Lucy Mercer, Margaret Lloyd George, Spanish flu pandemic, Thucydides, Versailles Treaty, Vittorio Orlando, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
For non-Russian-reading researchers, this book is indispensable. For aficionados of the history of the Second World War, it is a thought-provoking delight.
Tags: David Reynolds, Franklin Roosevelt, Ivan Maisky, Josef Stalin, Oleg Rzheshevsky, Teheran Conference, Vladimir Pechatnov. Vyacheslav Molotov, Warren F. Kimball, Winston S. Churchill, Yalta Conference,
By Larry P. Arnn
Churchill loved war. His spirit rose when it came. He fought on battlefields with a mixture of dash and calm courage. He directed wars in cabinet rooms with the moral courage and unflinching nerve that yields the best decisions. But Churchill loved something else better than he loved war. He loved peace. He loved freedom. He loved governments that protected the rights of their people and operated only with their consent.
Tags: Charles de Gaulle, Chartwell Society, Franklin Roosevelt, Larry P. Arnn, The Battle of Omdurman, The River War, The World Crisis, Thoughts and Adventures, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Churchill told the story of his ancestor in beautiful Augustan Age prose, but also discovered new sources and corrected earlier historians’ errors. Mastering foreign language documents, he produced an outstanding work of history as well as literature, one that appealed to an academic as well as to a popular audience. All this came from someone whose father had said: “He has little [claim] to cleverness, to knowledge or any capacity for settled work.”
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Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Andrew Roberts, Charles II of Spain, First Duke of Marlborough, Franklin Roosevelt, Glorious Revolution, Harold Macmillan, James Roosevelt, John Churchill, Louis XIV, Maurice Ashley, Napoleon, National Government, Stanley Baldwin, The Other Club, Thomas Babington Macaulay, War of the Spanish Succession, William III, Winston S. Churchill,
By WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Much is heard today about the perils of nationalism vis a vis global organization. Churchill considered the debate in Holland seven decades ago.
Tags: Franklin Roosevelt, Grand Pensionary, Hugo Grotius, John Churchill, Netherlands States General, Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Queen Wilhemina, William Gladstone, William the Silent, Winston S. Churchill,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
Whatever arguments we might make about Ireland in the Second World War, they will help us better to understand the dynamics of today’s relationships between the great powers.
Tags: Averell Harriman, David Gray, Destroyers-for-Bases, Éamon de Valera, Frank Knox, Franklin Roosevelt, John Ramsden, Treaty Ports, Warren F. Kimball, Winston S. Churchill,
By RANDOLPH S. CHURCHILL
Remarks by Randolph S. Churchill, Winston Churchill's great-grandson, at a dinner hosted by Hillsdale College on 14 June 2019 in celebration of the completion of the Official Biography of Sir Winston Churchill. The biography was begun in 1962 by Churchill's son, Randolph, and continued by Martin Gilbert until 2012, when Larry P. Arnn of Hillsdale College was appointed editor.
Tags: Darkest Hour, Franklin Roosevelt, Hillsdale College, Isaiah Berlin, Jennie Jerome, Larry Arnn, Martin Gilbert, Official Biography, Randolph Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Wendell Willkie, Winston Churchill,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
Why would Hamilton raise the inconsequential to the significant? With admirers like this, Churchill’s memory needs no enemies.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Alex Danchev, Anzio, Arthur Bryant, D-Day, Daniel Todman, David Reynolds, Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, Lend Lease, Leo Tolstoy, Lord Moran, Mackenzie King, Nigel Hamilton, Operation Overlord, Teheran Conference, Winston S. Churchill,
By DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
“Only Churchill carries that absolutely required criterion: indispensability,” wrote Dr. Krauthammer. “Without Churchill the world today would be unrecognizable.”
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Charles de Gaulle, Charles Krauthammer, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Paul II, Joseph Stalin, Konrad Adenauer, Margaret Thatcher, Mohandas Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, Winston S. Churchill,