Inaugural Chartwell Lecture: 'Winston Churchill as Author'

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The inaugural Chartwell Lecture features Ronald Cohen, professor emeritus of law at McGill University and author of a three-volume bibliography of the writings of Churchill.

Most people alive today view Churchill through his political life. They know of his leadership as a wartime prime minister. They may know of his major addresses, such as the “Iron Curtain” speech at Fulton, Mo. in 1946.

What they may not know is that Churchill reported from war zones, wrote 58 books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953.He was handsomely rewarded for his writing.

Ronald Cohen will recount the why, the when, the how and the how much of the colossal Churchillian canon.

Cohen is professor emeritus of law at McGill University and founding President of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa. He wrote the 2,200-page, three-volume Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, which the statesman’s daughter Mary Soames called “a massive monument” to her father’s industry and genius.

This is another in the series of free public lectures organized by those who formerly conducted the Polaris Lectures at UAA. Sponsored by UAA Department of Political Science and College of Arts and Sciences; with assistance from KLEF, Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Right Honourable Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society of Alaska.

This event was podcast on Nov. 29, 2012, the day before Churchill’s birthday.

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