Churchill Myth and Reality at Nashville, Oct. 14th
Nashville, Tenn., October 2017
The Churchill Society of Tennessee held its autumn banquet program in Nashville on the evening of Saturday October 14th. Our guest speaker, Richard M. Langworth, CBE discussed “Winston Churchill: Current Contentions.” Some 200 members and friends attended.
Residing in Moultonborough, New Hampshire and Eleuthera, Bahamas, Langworth is a writer and publisher of works on Winston S. Churchill and automotive history. His newest book is Winston Churchill, Myth and Reality: What He Actually Did and Said (McFarland, August).
Langworth is also author or editor of A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill, Churchill in His Own Words, Churchill By Himself and nine other books about Churchill. In 1991 he published the first American edition of Winston Churchill’s rare 1931 collection of speeches, India.
Richard founded the Churchill Study Unit (1968), serving as president, and president of its successors the International Churchill Society and Churchill Centre (1988–99). In 2000-06 he was chairman of its board of trustees. He was editor of the Churchill journal Finest Hour from 1968 to 1970 and 1982 to 2014, and editorial consultant to the National Churchill Museum in 2011-15. Since 2014, he has been Senior Fellow for the Churchill Project at Hillsdale College, which is completing Churchill’s official biography.
In 1998, he was created a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM The Queen for services to Anglo-American understanding and history.
The author of fifty books and 2000 articles about classic cars, Richard was editor of The Packard Cormorant from 1975 through 2001, and is a Trustee of the Packard Motorcar Foundation (Detroit). His works have won awards from the Antique Automobile Club of America, Society of Automotive Historians, Old Cars Weekly, The Packard Club and the Graphic Arts Association of New Hampshire. He is also editor of The Rainbow Times, publication of the Rainbow Bay Association on Eleuthera.
For current Tennessee events contact John H. Mather MD, President Churchill Society of Tennessee, 1015 West Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064. Tel: (240) 353-6782. Email: Johnmather@aol.com