Historic Ceremony Will Take Place in the United States Capitol
Bulletin #64 – Oct 2013
Publisher: Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D.
30th International Churchill Conference Will Have Record Attendance
The thirtieth annual gathering of The Churchill Centre is due to start in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, 31 Oct. We are expecting record attendance at this year’s conference, a testimonial to the range and calibre of speakers on our program including Andrew Roberts, Sir David Cannadine and Paul Reid. The theme of the conference is “Winston Churchill: Perspectives on Leadership.” To view the complete conference program, CLICK HERE. To register online, simply CLICK HERE. Walk-up registration will also be accepted at the conference headquarters in the Park Hyatt Hotel at 24th & M Streets, NW, Washington starting at 9:00 am on October 31. Read More >
Introducing Those Who Specialize in the Sale of Churchill Books:
Chartwell Booksellers, New York City
We continue our series profiling rare book dealers who specialize in the works of Winston Churchill. This month we spoke with Barry Singer of Chartwell Booksellers located in the shopping arcade of the Park Avenue Plaza in New York City.
CB: Who Are You?
BS: I am Barry Singer, the founder and proprietor of Chartwell Booksellers, which I opened in 1983. To the best of my knowledge, mine is the only standing bookstore in the world devoted to the works of Winston Churchill. Read More >
Theme of the Issue: Gadflies, Gods and Presidents
Finest Hour No. 160 features a cover story by Ronald Cohen, who has put together a comprehensive bibliography of Churchill’s one and only novel Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. The color illustrations of some of the book’s many editions that accompany the text indicate that Churchill had little success in his subsequent efforts to dissuade people from reading it. Elsewhere, Richard M. Langworth tackles the leading myth that “Churchill First Advocated Use of Lethal Gas” while there is a triptych of articles discussing Churchill’s dealings with three US presidents: Wilson, Hoover and FDR. Justin Lyons looks at “Winston Churchill’s Critique of Woodrow Wilson”, and Dantan Wernecke describes “Herbert Hoover’s Critique of Winston Churchill.” Finally, June Hopkins writes about her grandfather Harry in “Churchill & Hopkins: ‘The Main Prop and Animator of Roosevelt Himself.'” Read More >
Join The Churchill Centre on 30th November 2013 at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire
Google Introduces Nexus 7 Tablet in the UK With Churchill’s Words
Autobiography of The Churchill Centre’s Patron Lady Soames Finds Eager Audience in Hungary
The memoirs of Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, Mary Soames, have been published in Hungarian thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of translator Veronika Bánki. After translating The Churchills by Celia and John Lee in 2011, Bánki received as a gift from the authors a copy of Lady Soames’s newly-published memoir A Daughter’s Tale. “From the first moment,” Bánki recounted, it “was clear that I was going to translate the book–with or without a formal commission.” She began work in the summer of 2012 with the intention of making the finished product an “homage marking the 90th birthday of the author.” Read More >