Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman

Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman

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by 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596983120
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
265,441
File size:
410 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
TipONeill More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago