James C. Humes is a former White House speech writer for five presidents and a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of 34 books, including Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln; The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan; and Churchill: Speaker of the Cenutry. Humes has also served as a Pennsylvania state legislator, worked as a lawyer and was the Director of Policy and Plans at the U.S Department of State. He is currently a historian at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Churchill: The Prophetic Statesmanby James C. Humes
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Who could have foreseen the start of World War I twenty-five years before the assassination of a Serbian archduke plunged Europe into war? Who could have predicted the rise of al-Qaeda nearly eight decades before anyone had heard of Osama bin Laden? Winston Churchill did. And for the first time bestselling author James C. Humes reveals these and other shocking predictions from the famous British leader, in his new book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. As a skilled historian, Churchill didn't need a crystal ball to tell the future. He studied patterns of the past which led to his eerily accurate forecasts, including:
the rise of a Hitler-like figure along with Nazi Germany
the year the Iron Curtain would fall and the Cold War would end
the exact day of his own death as he entered his final years
In fascinating detail, Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman documents the spot-on prophecies Churchill foretold and the political consequences he endured for sharing them.
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Churchill was probably the greatest British statesman of the 20th century. He was also an astute student of history and was able to make some fascinating predictions based on the past. The author has done a superb job in revealing some of Churchill's prophacies in light of the time he made them. A few never panned out, but such events as the dictator who would lead Germany into a terrible war - and all of Europe with him, the invention of the atom bomb, even the need of a United States of Europe he predicted with astonishing accuracy! This book is one which granbs your attention and keeps it until the very last page. Very highly recommended!!
Humes has discovered yet another facet of Churchill’s brilliance. His unique talent for understanding the past to predict the future is much needed and sorely missing in today’s leaders. Humes has created a must read playbook for anyone considering a life in public service