Finest Hour 141

Ampersand – Churchill and Henry George

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Ampersand – Churchill and Henry George

“Gentlemen, where are we going to get the money?”
—A frequent speech by Representative Robert H. Rich, U.S. Congress (Pennsylvania), 1929-42, 1945-51 Read More >

Book Collecting: The Cohen Corner – Colonial Library Issues of the Malakand Field Force


Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Book Collecting: The Cohen Corner – Colonial Library Issues of the Malakand Field Force

By Ronald I. Cohen

Mr. Cohen, of Manotick, Ontario, is the author of the seminal Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill (Continuum, 2006), the standard bibliography of Churchill’s work. All “A” numbers (“A1.2.f,” etc.) refer to the Cohen bibliography. Read More >

Churchilliana – Churchill on Postcards

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Churchilliana – Churchill on Postcards

The most “carded” politician of his time? Read More >

Philately – “The King’s Ships Were at Sea”

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Philately – “The King’s Ships Were at Sea”

History in Churchill-related stamp

By Max E. Hertwig Read More >

Eminent Churchillians – Jay Piper: Throwing a Line to a Fellow Sailor

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Eminent Churchillians – Jay Piper: Throwing a Line to a Fellow Sailor

By Larry Kryske

Commander Kryske, USN (ret.) was M.C. at the 1988 Bretton Woods Conference and runs Churchillian leadership programs at www.yourfinesthour.com in Plano, Texas. Read More >

Damned with No Praise

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Damned with No Praise

Churchill, The Greatest Briton Unmasked, by Nigel Knight. David & Charles, 400 pp., $30. Member price $24.

By Michael McMenamin Read More >

A Life in Easily Readable Bits

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A Life in Easily Readable Bits

Best Little Stories from the Life and Times of Winston Churchill, by C. Brian Kelly. Cumberland House, 420 pp. paperback, $16.95. Member price $13.60.

By Christopher H. Sterling

Dean Sterling teaches communications at The George Washington University. Read More >

Pioneer of Secret Intelligence

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Pioneer of Secret Intelligence

‘Blinker’ Hall, Spymaster: The Man Who Brought America into World War I, by David Ramsay. Spellmount, 320pp., illus., hardbound, $37.95. Member price $30.40.

By David Freeman Read More >

No Contradiction Accepted

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No Contradiction Accepted

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Dire Warning, Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister, by John Lukacs. Basic Books, 2008, 148 pp., $24. Member price $19.20.

By Antoine Capet

Dr. Capet is Head of British Studies at the University of Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France. Read More >

Empire’s End: Churchill’s Centrality

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Empire’s End: Churchill’s Centrality

The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana, by Peter Clarke. Bloomsbury Press, 560 pp., hard-bound, $35. Member price $28.

By David Freeman

Professor Freeman teaches history at California State University, Fullerton. Read More >

Book Reviews – WSC’s Heights of Sublimity: A Landmark in Churchill Studies

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Book Reviews – WSC’s Heights of Sublimity: A Landmark in Churchill Studies

“What a drill sergeant of words he was; what an outrage to let someone like him loose to embarrass and humiliate the rest of us mere mortal users of the language!”

By Manfred Weidhorn

Dr. Weidhorn is Guterman Professor of English at Yeshiva University and the author of four books on Churchill, including the seminal Sword and Pen (1974). Read More >

Books, Arts & Curiosities – Churchill as a Literary Character

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Books, Arts & Curiosities – Churchill as a Literary Character

By Michael McMenamin

Mr. McMenamin is the co-author with Curt Zoller of Becoming Winston Churchill: The Untold Story of Young Winston and his American Mentor, a trade paperback of which will be published by Enigma Books in 2009. Read More >

Churchill Proceedings – From Disaster to Deliverance: Churchill and the War in Southeast Asia, 1941-1945

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Churchill Proceedings – From Disaster to Deliverance: Churchill and the War in Southeast Asia, 1941-1945

By James Boutilier

Dr. Boutilier is Special Adviser (Policy), Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters. He addressed our Vancouver Conference on 14 September 2007. This article has been reduced considerably from the original in view of previously published Pacific War papers (FH 138-40). The original is available by email from the editor. The views presented in this paper are those of the author only and do not represent the official policy of the Department of National Defence. Read More >

Churchill Proceedings – Sheriffs and Constables: Churchill’s and Roosevelt’s Postwar World

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Churchill Proceedings – Sheriffs and Constables: Churchill’s and Roosevelt’s Postwar World

Churchill frequently dismissed proposals for postwar planning. His thought on such matters has to be constructed from snippets of speeches and conversations. Roosevelt, though renowned for masking his thoughts, spoke clearly and often about planning. Just how close he and Churchill came in their thinking about the postwar order is illustrated by a phrase from WSC’s 1946 Fulton speech: “courts and magistrates may be set up but they cannot function without sheriffs and constables.”1

By Warren F. Kimball Read More >

Cover Story – Churchill and Lloyd’s

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Cover Story – Churchill and Lloyd’s

An enduring relationship fondly remembered.

By David Boler

This piece, originally published in Finest Hour 67 in 1990, was to have run in our previous, 40th Anniversary number—but when we received the Cooper portrait in radiant color we had never seen before, we knew it must be our next cover. David Boler, a member of the Churchill Centre Board of Trustees, has an extensive background and association with Lloyd’s of London, by whose courtesy their Egerton Cooper portrait of Sir Winston Churchill is published here. Read More >

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