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Churchill and the Great Republic

Published by GILES in association with the The Library of Congress,Washington, D.C.

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 96 pages, 254 x 178mm (7 x 10 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 25 colour including maps

Format — Paperback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-00-3

Book Details (pdf) — Churchill_ai.pdf

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Includes essays by Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer since 1968, and a Preface by Mary Soames, Churchill’s daughter Draws on a wide range of personal correspondence, from all parts of Churchill’s career, but especially World War II, Churchill’s relationship with President Roosevelt and the Cold War period up to Churchill’s retirement from politics in 1955 Includes colour plates of letters and maps, many seen here for the first time, including detailed maps of Operation Overlord in June 1944

About the Book

Drawing on a wide range of Churchill’s personal correspondence, this title covers the great British wartime leader’s long and consequential relationship with the United States of America, and reflects in his own words his lasting admiration for the land, people, and institutions of the country that was the birthplace of his mother, Brooklyn born Jennie Jerome. Special attention is focussed on Churchill’s efforts to gain US support for Britain in the early years of World War II, in particular the Atlantic Conference on board the US Navy cruiser Augusta in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland on August 9th, 1941, where both Churchill and Roosevelt got to know each other much better, and established an unusually close political relationship through most of the war and the remainder of Roosevelt’s life. Rare correspondence is also included on specific operations, such as the aborted Operation Velvet (1942) and the Normandy Landings, as well as Churchill’s relationship with Harry Truman, strained at first, but which became ever stronger as the Cold War developed. The book includes an essay by Sir Martin Gilbert, one of our leading twentieth-century historians, and official biographer of Winston Churchill since the late 1960s, as well as a preface by Churchill’s daughter Mary Soames.

About the Author(s)

Sir Martin Gilbert, has been Churchill’s official biographer since 1968. Published works include six volumes on Winston Churchill’s life, and eleven volumes of Churchill’s documents, including three volumes of the Churchill War Papers. He has also written two highly acclaimed one-volume histories, The First World War and The Second World War, and a book about the victory in 1945, The Day the War Ended. Other titles include a personal memoir, In Search of Churchill and a photographic life study, Churchill: His Life in Photographs. Allen Packwood is the director of the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK. The Centre is part of the University of Cambridge, and houses the papers of Sir Winston Churchill. He has been involved with Churchill exhibitions in Cambridge, London, Manchester and Edinburgh, and has written a number of articles for Finest Hour, the journal of the International Churchill Societies. Daun Van Ee is an historical specialist with the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of South Carolina in 1967 and was awarded a Ph. D. by Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He was assistant editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower from 1974 until 1977, executive editor from 1977 until 1995, and editor (with Louis Galambos) from 1995 until 2001. Mary Soames is the youngest and only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. She has been an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, since 1983; and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) in 2000. She was made an Hon D. Litt. of Sussex University in 1989, and an Hon. D. Litt. of Kent University in 1997. She has written Clementine Churchill(revised and updated 2002), A Churchill Family Album, The Profligate Duke, and Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter, and edited Speaking for Themselves: The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill.