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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 CASEY J. WHEATLAND
The Churchill revealed by Nester is a model of statesmanship: prescient and competent, but accompanied by certain errors of strategy.
Posted in: Books,
Tags: Battle of Omdurman, Boer War, Casey J. Wheatland, Dardanelles, Herbert Kitchener, Italian Campaign, Mark Clark, Ramsay MacDonald, Richard O’Connor, Sackville Carden, Stanley Baldwin, tanks, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Churchill's best war books: “fascinating products of the human spirit, epic tales filled with the depravities, miseries, and glories of man.”
Tags: Anthony Montague Browne, Battle of Omdurman, David Lloyd George, Edward Grey, Edward Marsh, First World War, Herbert Kitchener, J.H. Plumb, John Keegan, Manfred Weidhorn, Passchendaele, Richard M. Langworth, Robert Pilpel, Robert Rhodes James, Rudi Giuliani, Second World War, Somme, Sudan, Thucydides, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANTOINE CAPET
Churchill was an early and steady supporter of a Channel Tunnel, which was first proposed in 1751. For most of his life he joined in lively and almost continuous discussion of “a fixed link with the Continent.” Indeed, during the 1924-1929 Conservative government, Churchill was seen as “the leading political advocate of a tunnel.”
Tags: Antoine Capet, Arthur Balfour, Austen Chamberlain, Channel Tunnel Company, Churchill Documents, conscience vote, David Lloyd George, Douglas Haig, Entente Cordiale, European Coal and Steel Community, Free Vote, George Curzon, H.H. Asquith, Herbert Kitchener, Herbert Morrison, Jean Monnet, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Randolph Churchill, Maurice Hankey, Operation Sea Lion, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Ramsay MacDonald, Samuel Hoare, Sir Henry Wilson, Sir John Fisher, Sir John French, Stanley Baldwin, W.H. Smith, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
In 1911, a time of great political division, Churchill and F.E. Smith founded The Other Club, a collegial dining group for members of both parties. It's still going strong.
Tags: Alfred Munnings, Basil Ionides, Brendan Bracken, Charles Moran, Colin Coote, F.E. Smith, George Riddell, H.H. Asquith, Herbert Kitchener, John Buchan, John Maynard Keynes, Lloyd George, Lord Goddard, Other Club, Raymond Goddard, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Savoy Hotel, Winston S. Churchill,