Paul Rafferty, Winston Churchill: Painting on the French Riviera. London: Unicorn Publishing, 2020, 208 pages. $50. Excerpted from a review for the Hillsdale College Churchill Project. To view the original, with more illustrations, please click here.
A work of art on Churchill’s art
This beautiful book combines Churchill’s favorite French painting venues with fastidious research on their locations. The horizontal format blends quality binding with brilliant color on thick, coated paper, and the price is a bargain. Paul Rafferty, himself an artist, brings Churchill’s oils alive as adjuncts to WSC’s personality. (N.B.: this writer played a minor part in verifying quotations.)…
Peter Clark, Churchill’s Britain: From the Antrim Coast to the Isle of Wight. London: Haus Publishing, 2020, 240 pp., no illustrations, $29.95, Amazon $27.48, Kindle $22.49. Excerpted from a review for the Hillsdale College Churchill Project. To read the original, click here.
N.B. March 2021: The original post contains author Clark’s response, which is about the most cordial reply to a grumpy review I’ve ever read. He kindly takes heed of my criticisms and says he will attend to them in the paperback in due course. RML
The 75th Anniversary of Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech at Fulton, Missouri, was celebrated this week with due ceremony. One need look no further than his leading recent biographer Andrew Roberts for an eminently readable account of the speech and its aftermath in the Daily Express.
Readers interested in further details may wish to watch or read three pertinent presentations, the first being the speech itself, the other two provided by the Hillsdale College Churchill Project: