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Bulletin #68 – Feb 2014

Publisher: Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor via e-mail here.

Speaker Named For New Orleans

Josiah Bunting III, Chairman of the English-Speaking Union, Will Address 31st International Churchill Conference

Josiah_Bunting_IIIJosiah Bunting IIIThe Churchill Centre has announced the dinner speakers for its upcoming conference in New Orleans. The speaker for Friday, 4 April will be distinguished historian Josiah Bunting III. Bunting was recently elected Chairman of the English-Speaking Union of the United States. His published works include a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and he served as principal curator for the “Grant and Lee in the Civil War” exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Bunting, an alumnus of the Virginia Military Institute, is now at work on a biography of fellow VMI graduate Gen. George C. Marshall, the man Churchill described as “the noblest Roman of them all.” Read More >

New Churchill Document Volume Covers 1942

Newest Companion Volume in the Official Biography Edited by Sir Martin Gilbert Published by Hillsdale College Press

Volume 17Now AvailableThe long-awaited volume of documents from the year 1942 has finally arrived. This is the first companion volume to the seventh narrative volume in the Official Biography written by Sir Martin Gilbert and the seventeenth volume of documents in the series overall. Completion of Volume 17 was primarily supported by a generous grant to Sir Martin from Churchill Centre Board Chairman Laurence Geller. Mr. Geller noted that “publication of the latest Document Volume is another milestone in the completion of one of the greatest biographies ever written in the English language. Along with The Churchill Centre, I am pleased to have been able to support the latest volume and am delighted that Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn and Hillsdale College Press will be continuing work on the remainder of the series.” The publisher is offering a special 15% discount on the book for members of The Churchill Centre. For ordering information, contact the Hillsdale College Bookstore by CLICKING HERE. Read More >

Con Coughlin Discusses Churchill’s First War

Interview With Author Speaking at Our New Orleans Conference About Lessons From Churchill’s Experience Fighting in Afghanistan

churchills_first_war_by_coughlinCon Coughlin, the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, spoke with the Chartwell Bulletin this month in connection with the American publication of his latest book Churchill’s First War and his upcoming appearance at the 31st International Churchill Conference. Coughlin is a veteran journalist and broadcaster who has covered all the major conflicts across the Moslem world in recent times and written several books about these events. His 2002 biography of Saddam Hussein was a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book was published in Britain in 2013 and described by the Time Literary Supplement as “an indulgent pleasure and a genuine education.” We asked Coughlin to tell us about it. Read More >

Churchill’s Encounter With Traitor Guy Burgess

Audio Recording Released of Burgess Describing His 1938 Meeting With the Future Prime Minister Following Munich Agreement

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The FBI has released an audio recording featuring the voice of Guy Burgess, one of the infamous “Cambridge spies”, describing a day in 1938 when he travelled to Chartwell to meet with Winson Churchill upon announcement of the Munich Agreement. The recording was made in New York just before Burgess defected to Russia in 1951. Professors Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert of City University London secured release of the tape from the US government. Prof. Purvis provided context for the recording when it was given over to Britain’s Channel 4 News. This is believed to be the first time that the voice of Burgess has been broadcast in Britain.  To listen to the recording, please CLICK HERE. Read More >

New Books & News Events

Forthcoming Books About Churchill!  Local Events & Announcements

Churchill_NewsAround the world members of The Churchill Centre keep a busy schedule to hono(u)r the memory of Winston Churchill and promote his legacy. Additionally, the number of new books about Churchill continues to flourish. Here is a register of recent and forthcoming events and titles: Read More >

Order Your Churchill Bow Tie

Accent Your Neckwear With Winston

TCC_blue_bowtieThe Churchill Centre continues to receive inquiries about its exclusive bow ties featuring Sir Winston in profile. Demand for these was so great during the recent International Conference in Washington, that supplies ran out. They are now back in stock in both blue and red, all silk. Each costs $40 postpaid. Read More >

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