Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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My Favorite Newsweek Cover

by Scott Manning October 18, 2012
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With the demise of the print version of Newsweek, it is worth discussing my favorite cover. Anyone looking through old news magazines before and during World War II can look no further than Newsweek for dramatic, relevant covers and reporting on the war. Browsing the covers of Time or Life will give the impression there […]

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These Men Beat Hitler

by Scott Manning March 2, 2011
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Years ago, my mom sent me an 8×11 photo of Churchill, FDR, and Stalin at the Yalta Conference. She knows my love for history and she envisioned me hanging this on my wall at work. I did. The photo has followed me from job to job in my career. I am astonished at the amount […]

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Churchill’s Efforts to Feed Germany after the Great War

by Scott Manning February 23, 2010
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Reprinted by permission of Finest Hour, Number 145, Winter 2009-10, The Churchill Centre and Museum at the Cabinet War Rooms, London ( Text copyright © Scott Manning 2010. With America’s entry into the First World War in 1917, the Allies finally had enough ships and manpower to implement a full naval blockade on Germany. The […]

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Why Study Winston Churchill?

by Scott Manning January 16, 2009

The purpose of this presentation is to give people an understanding why Churchill is worth studying today. The presentation takes look at why most of us remember Churchill, an overview of his political and writing careers, and how recent leaders saw him.   Sources The Ronald Reagan quotes come from a letter sent to the […]

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“Human Smoke” on Churchill and the Blockade of Germany

by Scott Manning July 5, 2008

Nicholson Baker’s Human Smoke was released this year and aimed to be a provocative book containing a series of little-known quotes and events between World War I and World War II. The structure of the book is interesting in the sense that there is no real cohesion from page to page except that it’s all […]

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Buchanan is Wrong. Churchill had No “Starvation Blockade”

by Scott Manning January 18, 2008
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While reading Patrick J. Buchanan’s new book Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”, I realized that a better title would have been Twisted Highlights from the World Wars that Make Churchill Look the Most Incompetent and Sadistic. While not all of Buchanan’s highlights are twisted, he tends to leave out just enough information to force […]

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