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Make yourself a cup of tea, grab your well-thumbed copy and join Allen Packwood OBE for a discussion of Churchill and America (2006).
The book is available online, both new and second-hand. Please make sure you have read the book before the session, as we would love to hear your thoughts!
About the book:
These pages tell the story of Churchill’s lifelong ‘true love’ of the United States. It was a love affair that began with his first visit to New York in 1895 and was still in evidence during his final visit in 1961. At the beginning of 1942 Churchill told King George VI that Britain and the United States ‘were now “married” after many months of “walking out.” ‘ As with all close and sustained relationships, it was replete with ups and downs, uncertainties and disagreements, even anger, but its high points were sustained and remarkable, and of deep benefit to both nations. Churchill’s determination to maintain, repair, strengthen and make full use of the ties between the two countries is unique in the annals of Anglo-American relations.
The Book Club is intended as a participatory event, meaning that everyone should have their screen on and should be willing to share their thoughts on the book. Places are limited and we will operate a waiting list; please let us know in advance if you can’t come so we can give place to someone on waiting list. We ask for modest donation of £5 per session to cover our overheads, please select the appropriate ticket option if you are able to support our work. If you are based outside the UK and would like to know what time the event takes place in your local time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen Packwood BA, MPhil (Cantab), is a Fellow of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, the Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded an OBE for services to archives and scholarship in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. His book, How Churchill Waged War, was published by Pen & Sword in 2018.