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The novels Winston Churchill read while winning his part of World War II

If people tell you they don’t have time to read for pleasure, here are some of the books Winston Churchill read while leading the West during World War II.

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Beevor on writing about war

I was skeptical at first of his thoughts about writing about certain things causing insomnia, but then remembered that my wife once asked me not to read about My Lai after 4 p.m.

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Churchill’s dislike of athleticism in generals: Such officers don’t succeed

"A colonel or general ought not to exhaust himself in trying to compete with young boys running across country seven miles at a time."

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Quote of the day: Churchill on why generals and politics don’t mix

“It is always dangerous for soldiers, sailors, or airmen to play at politics. They enter a sphere in which the values are quite different from those to which they have hitherto been accustomed.”

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Churchill on armies and turf

Read this and ask yourself, which was the U.S. military in Iraq?

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Who whacked Darlan? (II): More evidence on Churchill’s role in it

More than ever, I am persuaded that it was British spec ops who did arranged the assassination of French Admiral Darlan, the former chief of its Navy who became a Vichy leader.

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Why was the Navy so slow to prepare for anti-sub warfare in the Atlantic in 1942?

I mean, our admirals had been watching the British fight German submarines for years.

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