WORDS FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL TO ILLUMINATE OUR DARKEST HOUR

WORDS FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL TO ILLUMINATE OUR DARKEST HOUR

We wanted to reach out on this solemn day commemorating one of the darkest hours in our country’s history, the assault on our nation’s Capitol one year ago today, with the words of Winston Churchill, who revered America’s Congress second only to Great Britain’s Parliament, and cherished America’s Constitution (though he did believe Britain’s Magna Carta was just a bit better).

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OUR HOLIDAY MESSAGE, FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL

OUR HOLIDAY MESSAGE, FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL

Washington, D.C., December 24, 1941.
“This is a strange Christmas Eve.  Almost the whole world is locked in deadly struggle…”

The resonances of Winston Churchill’s Christmas Eve words delivered on his first wartime visit to America are today inescapable. We share them with hope and even joy.

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HOLIDAY TREATS FROM SIR JOHN COLVILLE

HOLIDAY TREATS FROM SIR JOHN COLVILLE

That Winston Churchill’s personal and private secretaries occasionally salvaged items discarded by “The Old Man” to keep as mementoes, has long been known in Churchill circles. But Sir John Colville himself, Churchill’s wartime private secretary?

How delightful.

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HAPPY 147TH BIRTHDAY, WINSTON CHURCHILL!

HAPPY 147TH BIRTHDAY, WINSTON CHURCHILL!

November 30 was Winston Churchill’s 147th Birthday. Celebrate with us by exploring our new catalogue. 

As per tradition.

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“THE LAST KING OF AMERICA” by Andrew Roberts

“THE LAST KING OF AMERICA” by Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts, author of one of the finest Churchill biographies (and one of the finest Napoleon biographies) yet written, has a new book out that is, by all accounts, one of the finest biographies of King George III yet written. For a limited time, we are accepting advance orders for signed copies.

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“CHURCHILL’S SHADOW:” REALLY?!

“CHURCHILL’S SHADOW:” REALLY?!

This week we begin selling CHURCHILL’S SHADOW by Geoffrey Wheatcroft, who has long pursued a career as a contrarian Churchill critic. His new 600-plus-page tome is a summation of all the negativity that he has mustered as a lifelong revisionist re-assessor of Winston Churchill. We invite you to read it and see what you think.

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JOIN US FOR OUR READING OF “THE RIVER WAR”

JOIN US FOR OUR READING OF “THE RIVER WAR”

Join actor Daniel Gerroll on our website and YouTube channel reading selections from Winston Churchill’s THE RIVER WAR, concentrating on cuts from the original First Edition that have not been read in over 120 years.

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“EVER AFTER” IS NOT ABOUT WINSTON CHURCHILL

“EVER AFTER” IS NOT ABOUT WINSTON CHURCHILL

Still, we thought you might enjoy hearing about Chartwell Booksellers proprietor Barry Singer’s new book.

So please excuse the digression.

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“THE RIVER WAR” RETURNS

“THE RIVER WAR” RETURNS

Have you ever read Winston Churchill’s second book, THE RIVER WAR, complete and unabridged?

Well, you’re not alone; few have.

But now, you can…

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CHURCHILL BACK IN BUSINESS, WEEK 7

CHURCHILL BACK IN BUSINESS, WEEK 7

Virginia Cowles recounts encountering Winston Churchill at the French Embassy in 1950 and informing him that she was planning on writing his biography. “‘There’s nothing much in that field left unploughed,’ he growled.” We turn next to Cowles’ WINSTON CHURCHILL: THE ERA AND THE MAN, as we revisit the veritable handful of Churchill memoirs written by women.

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CHURCHILL BACK IN BUSINESS, WEEK 6

CHURCHILL BACK IN BUSINESS, WEEK 6

Princess Marthe Bibesco is a name that cries out fairy tale or film treatment. The Princess, however, was quite real, and knew Winston Churchill quite well. We conjure her next, and her powerfully evocative book, “Sir Winston Churchill: Master of Courage,” as we continue our survey of the very few Churchill memoirs written by women.

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CHURCHILL BACK IN BUSINESS, WEEK 5

CHURCHILL BACK IN BUSINESS, WEEK 5

We were already thinking deeply about the women who worked for Winston Churchill (and occasionally wrote about him), when news came of the passing at 96 of Doreen Pugh, Churchill’s Personal Secretary for the last ten years of his life. Ms. Pugh did not write a book about her boss. Elizabeth Nel, however, did. In our tour of Churchill memoirs written by women, we look to hers next.

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