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Meet the Author
Churchill: Master and Commander—Winston Churchill at War, 1895–1945
With author Anthony Tucker-Jones, in conversation with Rob Citino, PhD
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (CT)
Note: A reception takes place at 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (CT) in The National WWII Museum’s Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, with the Meet the Author event and book signing to follow. You can pre-order your copy of the book here.
British author and historian Anthony Tucker-Jones comes to discuss his latest work on one of the giants of history, Winston Churchill, with the Museum’s own Dr. Rob Citino. Presented as The Orlin Russell Corey Memorial Lecture, in Partnership with the Churchill Society of New Orleans.
From his earliest days Winston Churchill was an extreme risk taker and he carried this into adulthood. Today he is widely hailed as Britain's greatest wartime leader and politician. Deep down though, he was foremost a warlord. Just like his ally Stalin, and his arch-enemies Hitler and Mussolini, Churchill could not help himself and insisted on personally directing the strategic conduct of World War II. For better or worse he insisted on being political master and military commander. Again, like his wartime contemporaries, he had a habit of not heeding the advice of his generals.
Come and hear about this new work on a well-known, but often misunderstood historical figure, covering the highs and lows of his military career in an engaging conversation between two prolific authors.
The event is a partnered program between The National WWII Museum’s Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and the Churchill Society of New Orleans in honor of Orlin Corey, who was a friend of champion of both organizations.
Anthony Tucker-Jones, a former intelligence officer, is a highly prolific writer and military historian with well over 50 books to his name. His work has also been published in an array of magazines and online. He regularly appears on television and radio commenting on current and historical military matters.