Upcoming Book on Churchill by Erik Larson: ‘Downton on Downing’

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A master of narrative fiction, Erik Larson is presently working on a new book about Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister, when Britain faced its gravest threat. The author is using newly available sources, including recently declassified files and personal diaries. Larson calls it “a kind of Downton on Downing.” To learn more about the tentatively titled The Splendid and the Vile, click on the link below to go to the publisher’s website.

via Crown Acquires New Erik Larson Book On Churchill During The Blitz | Penguin Random House

Australian PM, Quoting Churchill, Indirectly Sends Message to Trump

Quoting Winston Churchill, Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, indirectly sends a message to American President, Donald Trump, that he is wasting his time deriding the media. #NotTheEnemy

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A Few of Winston Churchill’s Favorite Places to Stay

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Winston Churchill enjoyed luxury hotels, from Marrakech palaces to villas overlooking the Italian lakes. Click on the link below to see where Churchill liked to stay.

via Hotels with History: Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite places to stay | Telegraph Travel

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Read Intimate Accounts from Those who Worked in Churchill’s Underground Bunker During WW II

joyhunter-xlarge_trans++Imq0gSBkzcH_-jHFXstKOOPHi_e1tpOIk75CAYQiDp0.jpgThe Secrets of Churchill’s War Rooms, a new book by Jonathan Asbury, draws on the intimate accounts of those who worked in the underground bunker during World War II. Among those interviewed, Joy Hunter, now a 91-year-old great grandmother of eight.

To read the entire article in the Telegraph, click on the source link below.

Source: Secrets of the underground bunker where Churchill won World War Two

Breaking Bread: Tom Brokaw and Winston Churchill – NYTimes.com

If you could have dinner with one person who is no longer with us, and whose obituary was published in The New York Times, who would it be? 

Tom Brokaw said he would dine with Winston Churchill, who led England to victory during World War II. (To continue reading, click on the Source link below.)

Source: Breaking Bread: Tom Brokaw and Winston Churchill – NYTimes.com

Churchill Conference 2016

Candice Millard to Speak on Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill New York Times best-selling author Candice Millard will discuss her new book about Winston Churchill’s exploits in the Boer War during a lunchtime session at the Thirty-second International Churchill Conference, which takes place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C. from 27–29 October. Millard’s first two books covered Theodore Roosevelt’s post-presidential adventures in the Amazon and the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Her talk promises to be a highlight of a busy conference that marks the opening of the National Churchill Library and Center at George Washington University.

Source: Churchill Conference 2016

England’s First Polymer Banknote Features Winston Churchill

England’s first polymer banknote, a new £5 featuring the image of Winston Churchill, will be formally introduced by the Bank of England this Thursday, June 2. The launch will be held at Blenheim Palace, Churchill’s birthplace in Oxfordshire, and will be in circulation by September. Paper banknotes are set to be phased out entirely by 2020