WATCH CATHERINE RUSSELL READ “YOUNG TITAN” BY MICHAEL SHELDEN
BOOK #31 IN OUR '40TH READINGS AT CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS' VIDEO SERIES
YOUNG TITAN: The Making of Winston Churchill, by Michael Shelden, is one of the best books written about Churchill’s early years as a very ambitious young man. It makes a strong case for a very essential notion: that young Winston Churchill willfully invented himself as the romantic hero of his own imagining.
MICHAEL SHELDEN is the author of acclaimed biographies of Graham Greene and Herman Melville, and an authorized biography of George Orwell that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as a history of Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine. He was, for many years, a features writer for The Daily Telegraph and today is a teacher on the faculty at Indiana State University.
CATHERINE RUSSELL is the one of the finest vocalists in jazz today. Her own albums have been Grammy nominated, and she received a 2012 Grammy Award for her contribution to the soundtrack of the television series Boardwalk Empire. As a backup singer, she toured with Steely Dan and David Bowie, among others. She also sang at Chartwell Booksellers’ Saturday Afternoon Tea Dances, and was a favorite of the store’s longtime lobby pianist, the late-Chuck Folds.
40TH READINGS AT CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS
toasts the best 40 books about Winston Churchill published during our forty year existence.
We launched the series on April 11 with actor JOHN LITHGOW reading THE LAST LION.
You can watch that reading: HERE