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By RAYMOND A. CALLAHAN
Scholarship accumulates and sources multiply, Todman writes. The perspective of Churchill’s memoirs persists—if sometimes heavily qualified.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Angus Calder, Daniel Todman, Darkest Hour, Douglas Porch, George Marshall, Harold Alexander, Operation Zipper, Paul Addison, Raymond A. Callahan, Singapore, VE Day, Winston S. Churchill,
By CHRISTOPHER C. HARMON
Still visible above swirls of pettiness, heroes remain: Brooke, the great general; above him, looming ever larger, the man who saved liberty.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Andrew Cunningham, Arthur Bryant, Bernard Montgomery, Charles Portal, Chiang Kai-shek, Christopher C. Harmon, Dwight Eisenhower, George Marshall, Harold Alexander, John Dill, Josef Stalin, King George VI, P.J. Grigg, Philip Vian, Singapore, Winston S. Churchill,
By DAVID FORMAN & RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Despite inadequate sourcework, Wynn takes a human view of Churchill, and so writes a book examining the “flawed decisions” of the “Greatest Briton.”
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Tags: Bengal famine, Clement Attlee, Coventry bombing, Dardanelles, David Forman, Dresden bombing, Gallipoli, Joseph Stalin, Martin Gilbert, Richard M. Langworth, Singapore, Tonypandy, 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,