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Winston Churchill and the Civil War
November 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a discussion with Lee Pollock, Trustee and Advisor to the Board of The International Churchill Society, as he explores Churchill’s fascination with the Civil War and what it reveals both about his own view of history and about the War itself. Moderated by ACWM President and CEO, Dr. Rob Havers.
Winston Churchill and the Civil War:
Why an Iconic Statesman Was Fascinated by America’s Greatest Conflict and What He Thought About It
A Talk by Lee Pollock, The International Churchill Society
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest statesmen of modern times, famous for his leadership of Britain in the Second World War and for forging its victorious alliance with the United States.
Churchill was also a renowned orator, writer and historian. Half-American himself, he was fascinated from childhood with our greatest conflict, the Civil War. During his long life, he traveled widely, visiting the War’s battlefields and analyzing its main events and leading personalities, from Abraham Lincoln to Robert E. Lee.
Churchill’s understanding of the Civil War deeply influenced his view of the United States and its people and of the nature of war itself. He was always interested in the “what might have been” of history, one of his most intriguing articles was entitled “If Lee Had NOT Won the Battle of Gettysburg.”
Lee Pollock is an award-winning historian, writer and public speaker on the life of Winston Churchill. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, American Purpose and the Daily Beast and he has appeared on CBS, the BBC and other media outlets in the U.S. and Britain. Lee has spoken about Churchill’s legacy and leadership at venues ranging from the U.S. Congress, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court to leading universities, museums, non-profit institutions and clubs across the country.
Lee is a Director and Senior Advisor to the Board of The International Churchill Society and previously served as its Executive Director. A native of Montreal, Canada, he is a graduate of McGill University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the National Churchill Museum and a recipient of the Churchill Society’s prestigious Chartwell Award.