Interviews with Authors Jonathan Rose and Michael Shelden
The Churchill Centre is happy to announce the launch of The Churchill Centre Podcast. It will feature stories, interviews, and information for all who have an interest in Sir Winston Churchill. The first podcast includes interviews with authors Jonathan Rose and Michael Shelden.
Justin Reash, Associate Editor of Finest Hour, hosts the podcast. First up, Justin interviews Jonathan Rose, author of The Literary Churchill published last year by Yale University Press. Rose is a Professor of History at Drew University, but he focuses on which books Churchill read, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as which plays Churchill saw performed to illustrate how Churchill developed the mindset that served him throughout his political career.
Next, Justin interviews Michael Shelden, author of Young Titan, first published in 2013 and now available in paperback. Shelden’s biography covers Churchill’s early life and career. He too focuses on what influences shaped Churchill’s decision making. For example, Churchill was unique among British Cabinet ministers in the First World War in that he was the only one who went off to serve in combat. When Churchill returned from the experience he was better equipped than most politicians to advise on what was needed to carry the campaign to victory.
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