Bulletin #104 – Feb 2017

A free journal published monthly by The International Churchill SocietyEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor via e-mail here.

Fifteen Shades of Churchill

Richard Toye, ed., Winston Churchill: Politics, Strategy and Statecraft
Bloomsbury, 2017, 231 pages, $29.95/£21.99
Review by JOHN CAMPBELLWinston Churchill hi res

Readers of Finest Hour know better than anyone that there is no end to the outpouring of books about Winston Churchill, focussing on ever more obscure corners of his titanic life. This slim volume, on the contrary, seeks to encompass the most important elements of his whole career, not in another full-scale biography—there have surely been enough of those—but in fifteen short essays on different strands or themes. Read More >

New Volume in Official Biography

THE CHURCHILL DOCUMENTS: Volume 19
Fateful Questions, September 1943 to April 1944

Churchill V19 coverHillsdale College Press has published the latest installment in the Official Biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Fateful Questions tells Churchill’s story during the final four months of 1943 and the first months of 1944 over an astonishing 2728 pages of documents. It serves as the third companion volume to Winston S. Churchill, Volume VII, Road to Victory, by Sir Martin Gilbert. This is the second volume of The Churchill Documents edited by Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College and former research assistant to Sir Martin. Read More >

Autumn in New York

Registration Now Open for the 2017 International Churchill Conference in New York City, October 10–12

Essex House

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that early registration is now open for the 34th International Churchill Conference, which will take place at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City next October 10, 11, and 12. Follow this link to register today.  Read More >

Teaching the Next Generation

Churchillians Organize Teachers Seminar
Report by JOHN MATHER, MD FACPE

IMG 5834Professor James W. Muller Addresses the Seminar
With a grant-in-aid from the International Churchill Society, the Churchill Society of Tennessee (CSOT) sponsored a one-day seminar on Sir Winston Churchill’s life on January 7th. Teachers in History and English from the ten public high schools in Williamson County, Tennessee were invited to attend for free. Directed by noted Churchill scholars Professor James W. Muller and Professor Warren Kimball, the sessions were a resounding success with “full marks” coming from all of the teachers in attendance. Read More >

Busted Again

Churchill Bust Returns to the Oval Office
By SIR KIM DARROCH

donald trump theresa mayOn Friday, January 27, Prime Minister Theresa May visited the White House and officially loaned a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to President Donald Trump. The bust has been placed in the Oval Office as a symbol of the strength of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. The presence of a bust of one of the most famous Anglo-Americans in history will be a reminder of a friendship that has endured for generations in both good times and bad. Read More >

Churchilliana

Churchill Collectables: Churchill Coalition Government Medallion
By BRIAN KRAPF

Medallion composite

It is always a rare and exciting opportunity to discover a piece that has a direct, personal connection to the Great Man. The bronze medallion pictured here is such an item, and I am honored to include it in my Churchilliana collection. Few examples of this extremely rare item will ever reach the market. Read More >

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