• Title: Churchill's Cold War: The 'Iron Curtain' Speech That Shaped the Postwar World
  • Author: PhilipWhite
  • ISBN: 9780715643075
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Churchill s Cold War The Iron Curtain Speech That Shaped the Postwar World 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 Churc
    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 stunning1945 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.

    One Reply to “Churchill's Cold War: The 'Iron Curtain' Speech That Shaped the Postwar World”

    1. I received this signed copy from the author through a giveaway in 2012. It got boxed up by mistake and hasn't been read until now. This was an intriguing book, well written and we'll researched. The author obviously knows the topic of Winston Churchill very well, and it shows throughout the entire book. The details of Churchill's life from pre-WWI through his death in 1965, especially his anti-bolshevism and anti-communisim work are very interesting. The additional information about Fulton Coun [...]

    2. This is an excellent book with a very important message. It should be added to national cirricula all over the world. The message - bhoth literally and figuratively, it is always wise to check in the rear view mirror.

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