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By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Josh Ireland begins with potted inaccuracies, but the quickly picks up with a deft, thoughtful account of a short, bittersweet saga.
Tags: Averell Harriman, Brendan Bracken, Celia Lee, Horace Wilson, John Lee, John Profumo, Josh Ireland, Lord Norwich, Lord Randolph Churchill, Natalie Bevan, Official Biography, Pamela Harriman, Randolph S. Churchill, Richard M. Langworth, Shane Leslie,
By CONNOR DANIELS
Historians tend to downplay Horace Wilson’s contribution to British Appeasement policy in the 1930s. Adrian Phillips fills in the blanks.
Tags: Appeasement, Brendan Bracken, Connor Daniels, Horace Wilson, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Rab Butler, Randolph Churchill, Unity Mitford, 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,
By LARRY P. ARNN
In the best biography since 1991, Roberts's witty, fluent, flowing prose captures the adventure, energy, and incessant movement that Churchill produced.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Brendan Bracken, Clement Attlee, Horace Wilson, Ivan Maisky, King George VI, Larry P. Arnn, Lord Halifax, Neville Chamberlain, Randolph S. Churchill, Roger Keyes, Winston S. Churchill,