Archives: Andrew Roberts

The predecessor to Austen, Eliot, and the Brontes; Bill Mauldin; and why bees exist: newsletter, Nov. 2, 2018

November 5, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, newsletter.

 This newsletter was emailed to everyone on Jim’s email list (3) on October 19, 2018 About veterans: Someone put it to me this way: No matter what you ended up doing, if you were in the military service, at some point you pledged to give everything you had to your country, even if that meant • Read More »

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Winston Churchill: yet another biography, but just what we need

November 2, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, history, writers, writing.

By Andrew Roberts’ count, there are slightly more than 1,000 biographies of Winston Churchill. That’s one for almost every page of his massive new biographyChurchill: Walking with Destiny. So, why write another one — particularly one of such length. Surely by now, we should be able to reduce Churchill to just three or four hundred • Read More »

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