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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 JUSTIN D. LYONS
“In my mind’s eye I invest him with the robes of Caesar…. The lives of the great are an inspiration to their posterity.” —Lewis Broad
Tags: Battle of Zela, Birth of Britain, Caesar’s Commentaries, Charles Munro, Cicero, Clement Attlee, David Lloyd George, Emery Reves, Gallic Wars, Gallipoli, H.G. Wells, Harrow School, Home Guard, John Maynard Keynes, Julius Caesar, Justin D. Lyons, Plutarch, T.E. Lawrence, William Ewart Gladstone, 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,