Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman

Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman

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by James C. Humes, John Spencer-Churchill
     
 

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THE STATESMAN WHO PREDICTED THE FUTURE

Winston Churchill was one of the most remarkable statesmen in history—but more than that, he had an uncanny ability to predict future events. Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman, by James C. Humes, a bestselling author on Winston Churchill and a Churchill reenactor, is the first book to examine this

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THE STATESMAN WHO PREDICTED THE FUTURE

Winston Churchill was one of the most remarkable statesmen in history—but more than that, he had an uncanny ability to predict future events. Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman, by James C. Humes, a bestselling author on Winston Churchill and a Churchill reenactor, is the first book to examine this extraordinary aspect of Churchill’s character.

As a boy, Churchill predicted World War I. He envisioned the tank—and later helped make his vision a reality. As an elder statesman he foresaw the end of the Cold War, virtually to the year. He predicted the development of nuclear weapons, two decades before they were invented. In 1899, he imagined the rise of a figure remarkably like Adolf Hitler. He foresaw the creation of Israel, a cause he also helped advance as a politician. He even predicted the date of his own death.

How did Churchill do it? Some of it was simply inexplicable prescience. As Richard Nixon said, Churchill was the only “political leader in history who had his own crystal ball.” But Humes shows how Churchill’s intense study of history allowed him to predict the future, and how his experience as a historian and as a statesman helped him to understand the course of circumstances and events.
Churchill once said that a statesman needed “the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” But Churchill very rarely got it wrong. Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman highlights one of the most amazing facets of one of history’s most amazing men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596987753
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
11/19/2012
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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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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