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By PAUL K. ALKON
Churchill’s affinity for scientific techniques, themes and writers significantly proclaims his openness toward the future—and its perils.
Tags: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Karel Capek, Olaf Stapledon, Paul K. Alkon, Thoughts and Adventures, Winston S. Churchill, “Fifty Years Hence”, “Shall We All Commit Suicide?”,
By PAUL K. ALKON
Churchill’s imagination in engaging with science and its potential consequences enabled him to confront vast change between the Victorian and Atomic eras.
Tags: Asdic, David Lloyd George, Frederick Lindemann, H.G. Wells, Paris Peace Treaty, Paul Clemenceau, Paul K. Alkon, The World Crisis, Winston S. Churchill,
By JUSTIN D. LYONS
“In my mind’s eye I invest him with the robes of Caesar…. The lives of the great are an inspiration to their posterity.” —Lewis Broad
Tags: Battle of Zela, Birth of Britain, Caesar’s Commentaries, Charles Munro, Cicero, Clement Attlee, David Lloyd George, Emery Reves, Gallic Wars, Gallipoli, H.G. Wells, Harrow School, Home Guard, John Maynard Keynes, Julius Caesar, Justin D. Lyons, Plutarch, T.E. Lawrence, William Ewart Gladstone, 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,