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October 27, 2010

THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY BEGINS

A Record Holder Is Born

THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY BEGINS

For Churchill devotees it is somewhat hard to imagine a time when there was no Official Biography of Winston Churchill. Today we mark the moment when Randolph Churchill and Sir Martin Gilbert's masterwork emerged.

October 11, 2010

THE CHURCHILL COMMEMORATIVE CROWN

A Numismatic Anniversary

THE CHURCHILL COMMEMORATIVE CROWN

In the annals of British small change, only one coin was ever minted with the head of a subject on one side and the head of the reigning monarch on the other. Guess who the subject was?

October 4, 2010

WINSTON CHURCHILL'S YOUNGER BROTHER

A Visit to N.Y.C. by Jack Churchill's Biographers

WINSTON CHURCHILL'S YOUNGER BROTHER

JOHN STRANGE SPENCER CHURCHILL (always known as Jack) was Winston Churchill's younger brother by just over five years, the only other child of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill. This week, his biographers arrive in New York for a series of private literary luncheons and one free public lecture.

September 27, 2010

THE FIRST "VANITY FAIR" CARICATURE of Young Winston Churchill

The Beginning of Churchillian Portraiture

THE FIRST

On this date (27 September) in 1900, the first and most famous caricature of young Winston Churchill appeared in Vanity Fair magazine, just after Churchill’s return to England following his headline-making escape from the Boers, and just before Churchill’s first General Election as the Conservative candidate for Oldham.

September 20, 2010

"THE GREAT WAR"

An Illustrated Look Back and a Prophetic Gaze into an Ominous Future

On this day (20 September) in 1933, THE GREAT WAR - a serialization of Winston Churchill's epic, five volume history of the First World War - went on sale to the British public. But, to Churchill's horror, England's leaders already were unlearning the painful lessons of "The Great War."

September 11, 2010

WINSTON CHURCHILL and SEPTEMBER 11

Two Rousing Speeches

WINSTON CHURCHILL and SEPTEMBER 11

Winston Churchill delivered two mighty speeches on two different September 11 occasions, one in 1914 at the outset of World War I and the other in 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.

September 6, 2010

CHURCHILL ARCHIVES TO GO PUBLIC and Then Visit New York City

Some Grand News of New Accessibility and A New Traveling Exhibition

CHURCHILL ARCHIVES TO GO PUBLIC and Then Visit New York City

The Churchill Archives Centre's recent announcement that it will go public online in 2012, brings further word from Archives Centre Director Allen Packwood of a major exhibition planned for New York City.

August 25, 2010

"FINEST HOURS" in The New Yorker

A Multi-Page Anniversary Article

Adam Gopnik in the August 30 issue of The New Yorker reassesses Churchill's long career while also reviewing the latest crop of Churchill books in an article entitled "FINEST HOURS: The Making of Winston Churchill". Irritating in the extreme, but worth reading.

June 18, 2010

THEIR FINEST HOUR in The New York Times

An Excellent Anniversary Article

THEIR FINEST HOUR in The New York Times

"Seventy years ago, on June 18, 1940, Winston Churchill...rose in the House of Commons and...sought to rally his countrymen with what has gone down in history as his 'finest hour' speech."

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LINKS

ChurchillStyle.com: A website that celebrates Winston Churchill's grand manner of living.

Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England.

Chartwell: The National Trust's official site for Winston Churchill's former home in Kent.

No. 10 Downing Street: A fascinating photo tour of Winston Churchill's residence during his years as Prime Minister.

Churchill and World War Two: Audio archives from the BBC.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms: Churchill's World War II bunker, the locus from which the war was waged, now restored and transformed into a spectacular museum.

Harrow School: Winston Churchill's alma mater.

Blenheim Palace: Churchill's birthplace.

The Churchill Centre: Founded in 1968 to foster the thoughts, words, works and deeds of Winston Spencer Churchill.

The Churchill Book Specialist: Another fine purveyor of rare Churchill books.

The Winston Churchill Shop: Everything that Churchilliana can offer, from porcelains to planters. An extraordinary range of collectibles.

The National Churchill Museum: Located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the site of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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