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Book Title: Churchill's Cold War: The 'Iron Curtain' Speech That Shaped the Postwar World|
The author of the book: Philip White
ISBN 13: 9780715643075
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 350 KB
Edition: Gerald Duckworth & Company
Date of issue: May 1st 2012
Read full description of the books:1945 was a chaotic year, both for the world and for Winston Churchill. The talismanic wartime leader had to deal with the death in April of his great ally and confidant Roosevelt. Soon afterwards, Churchill arrived at the Potsdam Conference expecting to broker peace with Stalin and Truman, only to find himself unable to attend the final summit sessions following a stunning defeat in one of the most lopsided General Election results in history. Having spent his ‘wilderness years’ in the late 1930s warning of the dangers of diplomatic and military weakness and the growing menace of Nazism, Churchill found himself again in the position of herald, sounding the alarm about the Communist threat to the freedom that he and his Allies had won at such a cost.
Churchill’s Cold War is the story of his pivotal speech which defined the Iron Curtain as the new threat to world peace and inspired the faith in political freedom that would one day see it pulled down. This is the story of how, having saved the free world once, Churchill's vision helped save it a second time. It is also a portrait of the irrepressible man whose words changed history at a moment when many had prematurely marked a plot for him in the political graveyard.
Read information about the authorI'm intrigued by stories - from writing about history for Boston University's Historical Society to commenting on politics, music and books for the Huffington Post to writing my latest book, Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman.
In my spare time (hah!), I also write for supthemag.com and Canoe & Kayak, interview people such as Laird Hamilton, Ben Harper, Rich Froning and Erik Larson, and spend time with my wife and two young sons. When I can push away from the laptop, I enjoy SUP, Olympic lifting and reading.
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