Laguna Hills, Calif., October 6th— Curt Zoller, a Churchill scholar for a third of a century, passed away a week short of his 94th birthday. “Over the last two years his health had been rapidly declining,” writes his daughter Marsha, “but he tried so hard to ‘Never give in.'”
A serious book collector, Curt was a longtime columnist for Finest Hour, the Churchill quarterly I edited from 1982 to 2014, where he wrote “Churchilltrivia,” the Quiz column. In 2004 he published an invaluable reference, The Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S. Churchill, signed copies of which are still available from Mark Weber, the Churchill Book Specialist. In it, Curt logged thousands of books, articles, dissertations and together we wrote annotations for the primary works.
Curt Zoller also published Herschel Logan’s The American Handpress: Its Origin, Development and Use (1980), and co-authored, with Michael McMenamin, an important book on Bourke Cockran: Becoming Winston Churchill: The Untold Story of Young Winston and His American Mentor (2007).
A man never dies as long as he is remembered. Curt’s friends will remember the delight of his company and friendship; his books assure him a permanent memorial among Churchill scholars.