Stephen Hayward: Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders
With thanks to Ashbrook Center & C-SPAN for this video
Nov 10 2005: Steven F Hayward talked about his book Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders, published by Crown Forum.
In his book, the author compared the leadership skills of Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill. He explained that the two conservative figures had a lot in common, including their stance on national defense, their evolution from Left to Right politically, and their gift for communicating with the public.
Mr. Hayward explained that Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech defined the beginning of the Cold War while President Reagan’s “tear down this wall” demand defined its end.
Following his presentation, Mr. Hayward responded to questions and comments submitted by members of the audience. Mr. Schramm introduced the speaker and moderated the question segment.
Winston Churchill and the Jews, by Sir Martin Gilbert
Presented with thanks to Claremont Institute and with the kind permission of C-SPAN, Book TV
Nov 02 2001: Sir Martin Gilbert, author of numerous books including, The Jews in the 20th Century: An Illustrated History, talked about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people.
The author said that Churchill was an advocate for Jewish equal rights and an opponent of anti-Semitism.
He also described Churchill’s role in the formation and subsequent developments in the Middle East.
The author said that Churchill kept a vigilant watch on the treatment of the Jews during World War II and attempted several times to mitigate the situation of the Jews under control of the Nazis.
It was Churchill’s suggestion that a refugee camp be established in North Africa for Jewish Europeans fleeing the Nazis.
After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. (1 hour)
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill (1941)
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October 16 2005: Sir Martin Gilbert talked about his book Churchill and America, published by McClelland and Stewart.
Martin Gilbert has been Sir Winston Churchill’s official biographer since 1968 and has written numerous books about the life and times of Churchill.
In this book, Martin Gilbert explained Winston Churchill’s enduring personal and political connection to the U.S., beginning with his birth in Brooklyn to an American mother, and continuing throughout his life.
Churchill’s last words to the Cabinet before retirement were, “Never be separated from the Americans.”
Following his presentation, Sir Martin Gilbert responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.
(1 hour, 14 minutes)
Winston Churchill in 1900, lecturing in the United States of America
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, FRS (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965)
Presented with the kind permission of Sir Martin Gilbert
Renowned historian Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer, hosts the definitive chronicle of the life of Britain’s legendary leader, THE COMPLETE CHURCHILL.
In four remarkable volumes, the triumphs and setbacks, bravery and brilliance of Churchill’s life are revisited.
Part 1: Maverick Politician
Part 2: To Conquer or to Die
Part 3: The Beginning of the End
Part 4: Never Despair
An extraordinary fusion of candid interviews, newsreel footage, and new findings released here for the very first time unveil the intimate details and defining moments of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century.
See rare footage of a slender, young Churchill as he first captures Britain’s attention, and see why he was forced out of public office. Yet his words would remain in the hearts of his countrymen, and as the nation faced its darkest hour, Churchill was chosen to lead the charge against the Nazis. Trace the incredible story of his wartime exploits, and discover how the great statesmen spent his days after the war.