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September 11, 2010

WINSTON CHURCHILL and SEPTEMBER 11

Two Rousing Speeches

WINSTON CHURCHILL and SEPTEMBER 11

Winston Churchill delivered two mighty speeches on two different September 11 occasions, one in 1914 at the outset of World War I and the other in 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.

September 6, 2010

CHURCHILL ARCHIVES TO GO PUBLIC and Then Visit New York City

Some Grand News of New Accessibility and A New Traveling Exhibition

CHURCHILL ARCHIVES TO GO PUBLIC and Then Visit New York City

The Churchill Archives Centre's recent announcement that it will go public online in 2012, brings further word from Archives Centre Director Allen Packwood of a major exhibition planned for New York City.

August 25, 2010

"FINEST HOURS" in The New Yorker

A Multi-Page Anniversary Article

Adam Gopnik in the August 30 issue of The New Yorker reassesses Churchill's long career while also reviewing the latest crop of Churchill books in an article entitled "FINEST HOURS: The Making of Winston Churchill". Irritating in the extreme, but worth reading.

June 18, 2010

THEIR FINEST HOUR in The New York Times

An Excellent Anniversary Article

THEIR FINEST HOUR in The New York Times

"Seventy years ago, on June 18, 1940, Winston Churchill...rose in the House of Commons and...sought to rally his countrymen with what has gone down in history as his 'finest hour' speech."

June 15, 2010

CIGAR BEGONE

A Tale of Boneheaded Political Correctness

CIGAR BEGONE

A London museum today acknowledged that a photograph of Winston Churchill hanging over the museum entrance had been digitally altered to erase the cigar from Churchill's mouth.

June 14, 2010

"I LOVE PARIS"

A SIGNED First French Edition

On this day in 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis. Eight years later, the first volume of Churchill's war memoirs was published in France. We have an extraordinarily rare SIGNED copy of this first volume.

June 9, 2010

ON THE ANNIVERSARY of JENNIE CHURCHILL'S DEATH

From The Library of Lady Randolph

ON THE ANNIVERSARY of JENNIE CHURCHILL'S DEATH

On this day in 1921, Winston Churchill’s mother, Jennie, died of complications after a fall, at the age of 67. We recently acquired a number of books from the library of Lady Randolph Churchill, including a First Edition copy of William Hazlitt’s LIBER AMORIS Or, The New Pygmalion.

January 24, 2010

CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS on CSB SUNDAY MORNING

CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS on CSB SUNDAY MORNING

Watch Charles Osgood's January 24, 2010, visit to Chartwell Booksellers on CBS Sunday Morning

February 28, 2009

THE PRESIDENT, THE PM, THE BUST AND THE BOOK

A Nugget of Behind-the-Scenes Diplomatic History

THE PRESIDENT, THE PM, THE BUST AND THE BOOK

Perhaps you are aware of the stir our new President caused when he returned to the British government a bust of Winston Churchill that, in the immediate wake of September 11, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair had presented as a sign of solidarity to then-President Bush.

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LINKS

ChurchillStyle.com: A website that celebrates Winston Churchill's grand manner of living.

Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England.

Chartwell: The National Trust's official site for Winston Churchill's former home in Kent.

No. 10 Downing Street: A fascinating photo tour of Winston Churchill's residence during his years as Prime Minister.

Churchill and World War Two: Audio archives from the BBC.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms: Churchill's World War II bunker, the locus from which the war was waged, now restored and transformed into a spectacular museum.

Harrow School: Winston Churchill's alma mater.

Blenheim Palace: Churchill's birthplace.

The Churchill Centre: Founded in 1968 to foster the thoughts, words, works and deeds of Winston Spencer Churchill.

The Churchill Book Specialist: Another fine purveyor of rare Churchill books.

The Winston Churchill Shop: Everything that Churchilliana can offer, from porcelains to planters. An extraordinary range of collectibles.

The National Churchill Museum: Located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the site of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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