The Churchill War Papers

  • Filename: the-churchill-war-papers.
  • ISBN: 0434007390
  • Release Date: 2000-11-01
  • Number of pages: 1888
  • Author: Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher: William Heinemann

Martin Gilbert's magisterial official biography of Sir Winston Churchill is complemented by the Churchill War Papers, a series of documentary volumes which reveal, with a more comprehensive authority than even the best narrative history, how Churchill waged the Second World War. The Ever Widening War deals with the dramatic events of 1941, during which the Second World War engulfed the world. As the year began, Britain stood alone against a conquered continent, facing massive air raids, the threat of invasion, and starvation in the Battle of the Atlantic. Yet by the end of the year, Hitler's cataclysmic surprise attack on Stalin had laid waste to the Soviet Union, and Japan's treachery at Pearl Harbour had brought the United States into the conflict. The war had extended its bounds world wide, and through the gloom of devastating losses, Churchill scented eventual victory. Martin Gilbert's exemplary selection of documents, many of them unpublished and secret at the time, shows Churchill's energy and decisiveness in every aspect of the war, his strategic grasp and the vulnerable, intimate side to his towering and expansive personality.

Churchill and the Jews

  • Filename: churchill-and-the-jews.
  • ISBN: 9781466829626
  • Release Date: 2008-09-02
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

An insightful history of Churchill's lifelong commitment—both public and private—to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken opposition to anti-Semitism Winston Churchill was a young man in 1894 when Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was convicted of treason and sent to Devil's Island. Despite the prevailing anti-Semitism in England as well as on the Continent, Churchill's position was clear: he supported Dreyfus, and condemned the prejudices that had led to his conviction. Churchill's commitment to Jewish rights, to Zionism—and ultimately to the State of Israel—never wavered. In 1922, he established on the bedrock of international law the right of Jews to emigrate to Palestine. During his meeting with David Ben-Gurion in 1960, Churchill presented the Israeli prime minister with an article he had written about Moses, praising the father of the Jewish people. Drawing on a wide range of archives and private papers, speeches, newspaper coverage, and wartime correspondence, Churchill's official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert, explores the origins, implications, and results of Churchill's determined commitment to Jewish rights, opening a window on an underappreciated and heroic aspect of the brilliant politician's life and career.

The Churchill Documents

  • Filename: the-churchill-documents.
  • ISBN: 0916308464
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 1736
  • Author: Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher: Hillsdale College Press

Testing Times, volume 17 in the series of supplementary documention for the multivolume Churchill Biography, covers 1942 and the expansion of World War II. Testing Times collects a remarkably wide range of supporting documentation too voluminous to include in the biography volumes.

Modern Hatreds

  • Filename: modern-hatreds.
  • ISBN: 0801487366
  • Release Date: 2001-05-31
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Stuart J. Kaufman
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press

What is it about ethnicity that breaks countries apart and drives people to acts of savage violence against their lifelong neighbors? Stuart Kaufman finds the roots of ethnic violence in myths and symbols, the stories ethnic groups tell about who they are.

The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300 2050

  • Filename: the-dynamics-of-military-revolution-1300-2050.
  • ISBN: 052180079X
  • Release Date: 2001-08-27
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: MacGregor Knox
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.

The Churchill Documents Vol 18 One Continent Redeemed January August 1943

  • Filename: the-churchill-documents-vol-18-one-continent-redeemed-january-august-1943.
  • ISBN: 1941946224
  • Release Date: 2015-03-01
  • Number of pages: 2200
  • Author: Larry P. Arnn
  • Publisher:

Forms part of the official biography of Winston Churchill, consisting of eight narrative volumes and twenty-three planned document volumes. Drawn from Churchill's personal papers and other archives, the document volumes contain materials referenced in the narrative, including top secret telegrams, private letters and diaries from family, friends, and opponents.

The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention

  • Filename: the-limits-of-humanitarian-intervention.
  • ISBN: 0815798776
  • Release Date: 2004-05-13
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Alan J. Kuperman
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

In 1994 genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of at least 500,000 Tutsi—some three-quarters of their population—while UN peacekeepers were withdrawn and the rest of the world stood aside. Ever since, it has been argued that a small military intervention could have prevented most of the killing. In The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention, Alan J. Kuperman exposes such conventional wisdom as myth. Combining unprecedented analyses of the genocide's progression and the logistical limitations of humanitarian military intervention, Kuperman reaches a startling conclusion: even if Western leaders had ordered an intervention as soon as they became aware of a nationwide genocide in Rwanda, the intervention forces would have arrived too late to save more than a quarter of the 500,000 Tutsi ultimately killed. Serving as a cautionary message about the limits of humanitarian intervention, the book's concluding chapters address lessons for the future.

The Churchill Documents

  • Filename: the-churchill-documents.
  • ISBN: 0916308324
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Number of pages: 1370
  • Author: Winston Churchill
  • Publisher:

Forms part of the official biography of Winston Churchill, consisting of eight narrative volumes and twenty-three planned document volumes. Drawn from Churchill's personal papers and other archives, the document volumes contain materials referenced in the narrative, including top secret telegrams, private letters and diaries from family, friends, and opponents.

Citizens of London

  • Filename: citizens-of-london.
  • ISBN: 9781588369826
  • Release Date: 2010-02-02
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Lynne Olson
  • Publisher: Random House

The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill—so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field.


  • Filename: churchill.
  • ISBN: 9780712667258
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 1066
  • Author: Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher: Random House

This edition of the highly acclaimed one-volume CHURCHILL: A LIFE, is the story of adventure. It follows Winston Chrchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars, and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain and the hydrogen bomb. 'A stupendous book. He has told the truth. ' A. J. P. Taylor 'One of the greatest histories of our time. ' Margaret Thatcher

Britain s War Into Battle 1937 1941

  • Filename: britain-s-war-into-battle-1937-1941.
  • ISBN: 9780190621803
  • Release Date: 2016-09-07
  • Number of pages: 848
  • Author: Daniel Todman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

On June 18th, 1940, invoking their "finest hour," Winston Churchill galvanized his countrymen. Poland and France had fallen. Britain was next. Churchill knew, as now did millions of his countrymen, that their island nation alone faced Nazi Germany, and that soon it would be at the center of the greatest struggle of modern times - a struggle whose outcome was by no means predetermined. Historian Daniel Todman undertakes perhaps the greatest saga of the 20th Century, often told in parts but never as completely as here. A modest-looking box of war medals kept in a desk opens to reveal the full history of Great Britain in the Second World War. Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 is the first of two volumes in which Todman offers a brilliantly fresh retelling of the Greatest Generation's narrative. Beginning in the pre-war years, when shadows across the Channel were deepening but most of Britain hoped to avoid a second continental cataclysm, it spans the dawning realization of what lay ahead and the massive and profound changes required to get a country at peace onto a war footing. It then covers the failure of appeasement, the invasion of Poland, the "phony war," the fall of France, the miracle of Dunkirk and the pivotal Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and ends with America's entrance into the struggle. The stories of rapid industrialization, social disruption, food rationing, Westminster politics, class snobbery, and the mobilization of a global empire are woven together with the major opening battles to show just how desperately high the stakes of the war were. Todman's epic project does what no other has done, linking economic, strategic, social, cultural, and military history in one compelling narrative. Here, also, are key individuals - the politicians, industrialists, pub owners, housewives, the pilots of the RAF, and the sailors at Dunkirk - caught in the maelstrom that threatened to engulf not just the "scepter'd isle" but the world itself. Colossal in scale and engrossing in detail, Todman's project brings to vivid life the many dramatic and unexpected disruptions that changed the course of the war in ways none at the time could foresee. Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 offers readers a full account of the entire conflict as it was experienced by all the people of Britain and its Empire.

Freedom Betrayed

  • Filename: freedom-betrayed.
  • ISBN: 9780817912369
  • Release Date: 2013-09-01
  • Number of pages: 1080
  • Author: George H. Nash
  • Publisher: Hoover Press

Herbert Hoover's "magnum opus"—at last published nearly fifty years after its completion—offers a revisionist reexamination of World War II and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the "lost statesmanship" of Franklin Roosevelt. Hoover offers his frank evaluation of Roosevelt's foreign policies before Pearl Harbor and policies during the war, as well as an examination of the war's consequences, including the expansion of the Soviet empire at war's end and the eruption of the cold war against the Communists.

The Wrong War

  • Filename: the-wrong-war.
  • ISBN: 155750699X
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Jeffrey Record
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Examines the strategic failures of the military's leadership and whether a different policy could have avoided America's defeat in Vietnam

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