In our electronic Speaker’s Corner (the Internet), Winston Churchill is beset by haters. Their knee-jerk spouts are laced with out-of-context quotes and preconceived notions. Call it Churchill Derangement Syndrome. Where is the truth? Perhaps we need a Derangement Index. Click on “A” for Aryan Supremacy, “B” for the Bengal Famine, etc. A handy reference to every derangement you can access with a couple of clicks.
World War II: Saving the Reality, A Collector’s Vault, by Kenneth W. Rendell. Whitman Publishing, hardbound, slip-cased, 144 pages, profusely illustrated in color with 80 replicas, $49.95, $32.97 from Amazon.
Here is the most indispensable guide ever created to the war that made us what we are today. From teenagers to veterans, readers will be enthralled with this portable version of Ken Rendell’s Museum of World War II: that inimitable collection of wartime memorabilia, documents, personal effects and autographs housed in an unlabeled building in suburban Boston.
Visits to the Museum itself are necessarily restricted.…