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By PAUL K. ALKON and THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
Churchill’s political imagination allowed him to portray the implausibility of reality: a crucially different turn of history at Gettysburg.
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Arthur Balfour, Battle of Gettysburg, Benjamin Disraeli, Czar Nicholas II, Emperor Franz Joseph, First World War, Geroge Pickett, Jan Bloch, Jeb Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Paul K. Alkon, Robert E. Lee, Scribner’s Magazine, Shelby Foote, Theodore Roosevelt, William Edwart Gladstone, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Early in the 20th century, Armenian peoples suffered the greatest and bloodiest of all the great mass-slaughters which till then there was record.
Tags: Adana massacre, Armenia, Battle of Ypres, Chanak crisis, chemical warfare, David Lloyd George, Enver Pasha, Gallipoli, Hamidian massacres, League of Nations, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ottoman Empire, Paris Peace Conference, Sir Henry Wilson, Sultan Abdul Hamid II, The Aftermath, Theodore Roosevelt, Treaty of Lausanne, Treaty of Sèvres, Turkey, William Ewart Gladstone, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson, Young Turks,
By JOHN H. MAURER
Historical close calls, during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-21, remind us of the role of illness and chance in the fate of nations and their leaders.
Tags: Cary Grayson, David Lloyd George, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Stevenson, Franklin Roosevelt, Georges Clemenceau, John H. Maurer, Lucy Mercer, Margaret Lloyd George, Spanish flu pandemic, Thucydides, Versailles Treaty, Vittorio Orlando, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
No evidence exists that Churchill wished to commit a million Allied troops. The British contingent he envisioned was small, and made up of volunteers. Above all, Churchill wanted decision, not hesitation, which he abhorred all his life.
Tags: Alexander Kolchak, Anton Denikin, Austen Chamberlain, David Lloyd George, Ferdinand Foch, George Curzon, Martin Gilbert, Paris Peace Conference, Sir Henry Wilson, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Sharing Churchill’s appreciation of the wisdom of Edmund Burke, Andrew Roberts compares the two great figures, and wonders what they’d make of Brexit.
Tags: "history of the english-speaking peoples", "reflections on the revolution in france", Andrew Roberts, brexit, David Lloyd George, edmund burke, george washington, irish republic, northern ireland, Stanley Baldwin, the new criterion, william pitt the elder, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,