WATCH STEPHEN DeROSA READ “THE LITERARY CHURCHILL” BY JONATHAN ROSE
BOOK #32 IN OUR '40TH READINGS AT CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS' VIDEO SERIES
THE LITERARY CHURCHILL looks at Winston Churchill through a unique lens ideally suited to our 40TH READINGS series: his love of books, his love of public speaking, his avid appreciation of Oscar Wilde and, most revealingly, Churchill’s love of the theater, which impacted every facet of his political persona.
Published in 2014, THE LITERARY CHURCHILL: Author, Reader, Actor, by Jonathan Rose, is Book #32 in our 40TH READINGS AT CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS video series, as read by the effusively gifted actor, STEPHEN DeROSA.
JONATHAN ROSE is the William R. Kenan Professor of History at Drew University. His book, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, the Longman-History Today Historical Book of the Year Prize and the British Council Prize. He reviews books for The Times Literary Supplement and the Daily Telegraph, is co-editor of the journal Book History, and has held visiting appointments at the University of Cambridge and Princeton University.
STEPHEN DeROSA is best known for portraying Eddie Cantor on the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” but he is also a Broadway and Off-Broadway stalwart, with countless roles in straight plays, comedies and musicals, as well as innumerable television shows. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
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