The Churchill Society of British Columbia presents “An Evening with Churchill,” Tuesday 26 July 2016.
Location: Bar Three, The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
Time: Wine & cheese starts at 5:00 pm, Program from 5:50 – 7:00 pm.
Cost: $25 each for a member of the Society. $35 each for a non-member. $40 for a member accompanied by a spouse, partner or family member. (Includes one ticket per attendee for a glass of wine or beer, or two soft drinks. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar.)
Dress: Business attire.
Guest speaker: Richard Langworth on his book, Churchill and the Avoidable War: Could World War II have been Prevented?
World War II was the defining event of our age. It was the climactic clash between democracy and tyranny, liberty and slavery. It killed more people than any war in history. It led to revolutions, religious and sectarian strife, the demise of empires and a protracted Cold War. Its aftershocks abide in the Middle East and Asia. It influenced attitudes toward foreign involvement by the United States and in a Europe at once united and disunited. Yet Churchill maintained that it all could have been prevented. Our speaker examines Churchill’s argument: his prescriptions to prevent war. These are considered not in retrospect but at the time—his formulas, his actions, and the degree to which he pursued them.
Richard Langworth is a Senior Fellow for the Churchill Project at Hillsdale College, and founder of the International Churchill Society and its quarterly journal, Finest Hour. He began covering Churchill in 1968 when he organized the Churchill Study Unit, which in 1971 became the International Churchill Society, devoted to studying the life of Winston Churchill. The Society became inactive in 1976. Mr Langworth re-founded it (1981) and served as president (1988-1999), editor of Finest Hour (1981-2014), and chairman of its board of trustees (2000-2004). In 1995 the International Churchill Society became the Churchill Centre. In 1998, Richard was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by HM The Queen “for services to Anglo-American understanding and the memory of Sir Winston Churchill.”
Langworth published the first American edition of Churchill’s India (1990). He also produced A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill (1998), Churchill by Himself (2008), The Definitive Wit of Winston Churchill (2009), The Patriot’s Churchill (2010), All Will Be Well: Good Advice from Winston Churchill (2011), Churchill in His Own Words (2012), and Churchill and the Avoidable War (2015). His next book is Winston Churchill, Myth and Reality—What Churchill Stood For: The Case for the Defense. Richard and his wife Barbara reside in Moultonborough, New Hampshire and Eleuthera, Bahamas.
We look forward to seeing you on July 26. —Ian E. Marshall, Secretary