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By JULIA WACKER
The series—a collection of twenty-eight original pieces—attempts to depict the many facets of Churchill’s complex character. The series covers Churchill’s early childhood all the way through his second term as prime minister in the 1950s. Diving into both the public and private side of Churchill’s life, the series balances Churchill’s professional years as a soldier and war correspondent, a writer, a rhetorician, and a statesman with his private interests as a painter, aviation enthusiast, horseman, father, and husband. Hooper offers a complete, yet often overlooked, picture of the national and international icon.
Tags: Clementine Churchill, Curtis Hooper, Graphic House Publishing, Larry P. Arnn, lithographs, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Christmas, 1941: “By our sacrifice…these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance…. And so, in God’s mercy, a happy Christmas to you all.”
Tags: Andrew Cunningham, Arthur Tedder, Chequers, Clement Attlee, Clementine Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Elizabeth Nel, Eric Seal, Harold Alexander, John Martin, Lord Moran, Richard M. Langworth, Sarah Churchill, Stafford Cripps, Stewart Menzies, Teheran Conference, Vic Oliver, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Christmas at Chartwell: “No matter how humble the gift, he accepted with surprise and pleasure. ‘For me?’ he'd ask, his eyes lighting up. ‘How very kind!’”
Tags: Anthony Eden, Boer War, Clementine Churchill, Desmond Morton, Earl of Minto, Eddie Marsh, Frederick Lindemann, Jack Churchill, John Spencer-Churchill, King Edward VIII, Lady Diana Cooper, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Moyne, Mary SOames, Peregrine Churchill, Ralph Wigram, Redvers Buller, Richard M. Langworth, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOHN H. MATHER, MD
Speaking of Britain and its Empire in 1941, Winston Churchill said: “We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.”1 A few weeks earlier he had advised the boys at Harrow School: “Never give in—never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”2 The image he conveyed is one of hardiness and personal toughness, and it galvanized his countrymen. Yet we rarely give thought to where he found the hardiness and resilience he conveyed.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Charles Moran, Clementine Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Elizabeth Everest, Franklin Roosevelt, John Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mary SOames, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,