Hillsdale College Senior Fellow
I am pleased to post this press release, and honored to be associated with the distinguished Churchill scholars at Hillsdale. Without their work, the Churchill Official Biography would be out of print and unfinished. With them, you can buy every volume at a modest price, all 31 volumes. It’s nice to be among friends. RML
Hillsdale, Michigan, 1 November 2014
From: Hillsdale College:
The Office of the President is pleased to announce that Richard Langworth has joined the College as the Senior Fellow for the Churchill Project. The Churchill Project centers upon the editing and publication of the Churchill official biography and other works. It includes also seminars and lectures on Churchill and related topics.
Richard Langworth founded what is now became Churchill Centre and its quarterly journal, Finest Hour. He began covering Churchill in 1968 when he organized the Churchill Study Unit. In 1971 this organization expanded to become 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 its president (1988-1999). He was editor of Finest Hour (1981-2014), and chairman of trustees (2000-04).
Mr. Langworth published the first American edition of Churchill’s India (1990). He is the author or editor of A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill (1998), Churchill by Himself (2008). Derivative works include The Definitive Wit of Winston Churchill (2009), The Patriot’s Churchill (2010), All Will Be Well: Good Advice from Winston Churchill (2011), and Churchill in His Own Words (2012). He and his wife Barbara hosted eleven Churchill Tours in England, Scotland, France and Australia (1983-2008). They were Churchill specialist booksellers (1984-2004). In 1998, he was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Her Majesty The Queen cited his ” ervices to Anglo-American understanding and the memory of Sir Winston Churchill.”
In addition to his work on the life of Churchill, Richard Langworth has written or published more than fifty books and 2000 articles on automotive history, including: Kaiser-Frazer: Last Onslaught on Detroit, Triumph Cars (co-author), The Studebaker Century (publisher) The Encyclopedia of American Cars, The Complete Book of Collectible Cars, GM: 100 Years, and Packard: A History of the Motorcar and the Company (co-author). From 1976 to 2001 he was editor of The Packard Cormorant, journal of the Packard Club.
Mr. Langworth is a graduate of Wagner College and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He and Barbara reside in Moultonborough, New Hampshire and Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its maintenance of a classical core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including online courses and a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of over six million.
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Thanks for the correction, duly fixed, and amusing notes. The factor of his American heritage has considered extensively by Gilbert, Pilpel, Manchester, and others. When Adlai Stevenson asked him if he had a message for the English-Speaking Union, he replied: “Tell them you give them greetings from AN English-speaking Union.”
“He preserved all his archives for historians to pour over…” I should rather hope we pore over them!
More seriously, I think his American influence is underappreciated. His mom, Jennie Jerome, Brooklyn girl (the original ‘Jenny from the block’) was always his advocate and more, met her husband Lord Randolph on the yachting scene and scooped him up, or he her, in four days—she having entered that world from her father, a NYC financial entrepreneur and organizer of the America’s cup races. How Victorian: brash American princess goes to Old World, title- and husband-hunting, and scores! I should like to think that Leonard’s alpha genes and foresigh–financial achievers have prescience (when they win)–carried through his daughter to his grandson, with considerable success and a few howlers. So let us look to WC’s Americanism in the next cycle of scholarship
Leonard created Jerome Park, in the Bronc (NYC) near where I grew up (dislaimer).