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By ANDREW ROBERTS and ZEWDITU GEBREYOHANES
A forensic examination and point-by-point of a Cambridge University panel on Churchill, race, the British Empire and the Second World War.
Tags: Abhijit Sarkar, Amritsar, Andrew Roberts, Archibald Wavell, Arthur Herman, as Amartya Sen, Bengal famine, British Empire, Christopher Columbus, Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College Cambridge, Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Eugenics, Holocaust, Jallianwala Bagh, John Maynard Keynes, Lend Lease, Leo Crowley, Lord Linlithgow, Lord Mountbatten, Max Beaverbrook, Operation Barbarossa, Oxford Union, Reverse Lend-Lease, Richard M. Langworth, Sati, Thuggee, Tirthankar Roy, Zareer Masani, Zewditu Gebreyohanes,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Sinclair aging: “He did so much and worried so greatly on account of the boys who lost their lives…no wonder that he is now a war casualty.”
Tags: Archibald Sinclair, Arthur Greenwood, Arthur Tedder, Battle of Moreuil Wood, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Charles Portal, Clement Attlee, Cyril Newall, Edward Halifax, Edward Spears, Gerard De Groot, H.H. Asquith, Harold Macmillan, Hugh Dowding, Jack Seely, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Munich, Neville Chamberlain, Ottawa Conference, Sholto Douglas, Stanley Baldwin, The Other Club, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Paul Rafferty has followed Churchill’s footsteps through his favorite landscapes in an elegant documentary that has no peer in its field.
Tags: Alfred Munnings, Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Daisy Fellowes, Emery Reves, Harold Alexander, Hazel Lavery, John Lavery, Lord Rothermere, Max Beaverbrook, Maxine Elliott, Paul Rafferty, Ralph Curtis, Richard M. Langworth, Wendy Reves, William Nicholson, William Rootes, Willy Sax, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVE TURRELL
Today, we need not flinch from the image. Sutherland saw a man behind the legend, reached deep, and gave us the man. The legend needed no portrait.
Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Anthony Montague Browne, Charles Moran, Churchill College, Clementine Churchill, Dave Turrell, David McFall, Dwight Eisenhower, Georgy Malenkov, Grace Hamblin, Graham Sutherland, Herbert Gunn, Jennie Lee, John Charmley, King George VI, Mary SOames, Max Beaverbrook, Omdurman, Shane Leslie, Somerset Maugham, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Lawrence “was indeed a dweller upon the mountain tops…and where the view on clear days commands all the Kingdoms of the world and the glory of them.” —WSC
Tags: 1921 Cairo Conference, 2003 Iraq War, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Brendan Bracken, Clementine Churchill, Emir Feisal, F.E. Smith Lord Birkenhead, Great Contemporaries, Mary SOames, Max Beaverbrook, Paris Peace Conference, Ronald Stores, Saddam Hussein, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
Stafford’s description of this critical year is masterful. In 1921 the former “bold, bad man” of British national life rose above his reputation as a war-mongering opportunist. The picture is of a reflective and vulnerable man of character, strengthened by every reverse—a man of vision and, to a few observers, “a prime minister in the making.” Really good books about Churchill are scarce these days, and deserve full appreciation. This one belongs on any list of the top twenty specialized studies.
Tags: Balfour Declartion, Cairo Conference, Chaim Weizmann, Clare Sheridan, Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, David Stafford, Eddie Marsh, Ernest Cassel, F.E. Smith, Gertrude Bell, Herbert Lionel Vane-Tempest, Iraq, Irish Treaty, Jordan, King Faisal, Lady Randolph Churchill, Marigold Churchill, Max Beaverbrook, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Singapore, T.E. Lawrence, Two-Power Standard, Washington Naval Treaty, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANNEN
"I have forfeited a great deal. I have given up an office that I loved, work in which I was deeply interested, and a staff of which any man might be proud. I have given up associations in that work with my colleagues with whom I have maintained for many years the most harmonious relations, not only as colleagues but as friends. I have given up the privilege of serving as lieutenant to a leader whom I still regard with the deepest admiration and affection. I have ruined, perhaps, my political career. But that is a little matter; I have retained something which is to me of great value—I can still walk about the world with my head erect." - Duff Cooper, 1938
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Appeasement, Archibald Wavell, Douglas Haig, Harold Nicolson, J.L. Garvin, Lady Diana Cooper, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Max Reinhardt, Munich Pact, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Law, Robert Boothby, Singapore, Talleyrand, The Other Club, Violet Bonham Carter, Walter Elliot, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
The Green Party wants to ease stress with a four-day week. Churchill's methods would handle the problem effectively - and far more economically.
By RON CYNEWULF ROBBINS & RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
There was no more enigmatic figure in Churchill’s life than Brendan Bracken, who cloaked his birth and upbringing with mystery while hinting broadly that he was the great man’s illegitimate son. It is well-authenticated that close friendship, not errant fatherhood, encompassed their relationship. But Churchill, with characteristic impishness, apparently never gave the direct lie to Bracken’s implied claim. This annoyed Churchill’s wife and peeved his son, Randolph, who spoke satirically of “my brother, the bastard.” To quell the noisome rumor Churchill quipped: “I have looked the matter up, but the dates don’t coincide.”