Bulletin #119 – May 2018

Churchill 2018 34th International Conference in Colonial Williamsburg

Registration continues for the 2018 International Churchill Conference, which will be held in Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg next November 9–11. This year’s theme will be “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” and will feature several new faces including Giles Milton, author of Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, an account of “black ops” during the Second World War. Please click here to register for your place at the conference.

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Ferguson Speaks! Historian “Networks” the NCLC

On 20 March, famed historian Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, joined Executive Director Michael F. Bishop at the National Churchill Library and Center for a conversation about his new book, The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook. Before a large and enthusiastic audience, Ferguson discussed networks and hierarchies throughout history, Facebook’s current travails, and the way in which Churchill has helped inspire him in challenging times.

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Lady Randolph’s New Play Churchill College Hosts Unique Event

A play by Winston Churchill’s mother finally received its world premiere at Churchill College on May 12th. “Between the Devil and Deep Sea” was written by Lady Randolph Churchill, the former Jennie Jerome, but never produced despite the fact that her first two plays had been put on in 1909 and 1913. Read More >

Churchill without Tears Lessons in Leadership

Lawrence M. Kryske, Churchill without Blood, Sweat, or Tears, Homeport Publishing, 2017, 156 pages, $15.99. ISBN 978–0692940174

Review by DAVID FREEMAN

One of the most frequently received requests by the International Churchill Society is for material about Churchill’s qualities as a leader. Lawrence M. Kryske is a retired US Navy commander and longtime Churchillian. No one is better qualified to write on the subject. Read More >

Two Dukes in the Family Churchill Connections To Be Discussed at John Wayne Museum

John Wayne and Winston Churchill were related. Wayne, whose real last name was Morrison, was a fifth cousin twice removed of the British Prime Minister. The Morrisons were related to the family of Churchill’s American mother Jennie Jerome. But the connections between the two men go beyond this and will be the subject of a talk coming this summer hosted by the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum in Winterset, Iowa. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Sketch of Churchill and Attlee

By BRIAN KRAPF

This unique piece is an original 5 x 7 inch pencil sketch executed by Labour politician Hugh Dalton. It features the two most prominent politicians in postwar Britain, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee. Dalton served in the cabinets of both leaders. During the war he was first Minister for Economic Warfare and then President of the Board of Trade under Churchill. After the war, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer. Read More >

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