Synopses & Reviews
Winston Churchill had an acute appreciation of what belongs to war and what belongs to peace. We tend to remember his resistance to Nazi tyranny during the Second World War and his actions as a man of war. In this book, scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and South Africa examine his other actions and comments, those that reflect the primary focus of Churchill's long career: his attempts to keep and restore peace throughout the world, from Queen Victoria's little wars to the Cold War.
"...this book is a most important beginning for adding yet another descriptor to the life and public career of Winston S. Chruchill." William K. Hall, Perspectives on Political Science
This book examines Churchill??'s actions as a peacemaker and peacekeeper.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction James W. Muller; 1. The enigma Robert Rhodes James; 2. A contrarianâs approach to peace Manfred Weidhorn; 3. The peaceful purposes of empire Kirk Emmert; 4. The river war Paul A. Rahe; 5. Peace and two wars: South Africa S. Burridge Spies; 6. The aftermath of the Great War James W. Muller; 7. Domestic conflict: the case of Ireland Paul Addison; 8. Palestine and Zionism Douglas J. Feith; 9. Peaceful thoughts and warring adventures J. C. Powers; 10. From Yalta to Bermuda and beyond Martin Gilbert.