November 7, 2013

Texas A&M University Press Re-prints Two Books by Churchill’s Granddaughter

Celia_at_AMCelia Sandys at the George Bush Presidential Library[College Station, TX; 24 October] The decision at the Texas A&M University Press to bring back into print two books about Winston Churchill by his granddaughter Celia Sandys led to several days of talks, appearances and book signings in Texas by Celia including a speech at the George Bush Presidential Library on the Texas A&M campus entitled “Memories of My Grandfather”. Both former President Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush attended the event. To view the speech in its entirety CLICK HERE.

Following the opening lecture, Barbara Bush wrote: “She was charming, a great speaker, and she painted a picture of a grandfather and granddaughter that I will long remember.”  The next day Celia spoke about “The Power of Words: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill”, which included a question-and-answer session with Prof. R.J.Q. Adams, Distinguished Professor of British History at A&M and author of British Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of Appeasement.

The two books returned to print are From Winston With Love and Kisses, a profusely illustrated account of Churchill’s very early life, and Churchill: Wanted Dead of Alive about Churchill’s dramatic capture and escape during the Boer War. Dr. Charles Backus, director of the Texas A&M University Press, said that Celia described these as “the two favorite of the books she has written.” To order copies CLICK HERE.

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