Archives: Dwight Eisenhower

Bill Mauldin, the voice of the grunt

October 30, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, journalism, newspapers, writers.

Those who served in the United States military as enlisted men and women — particularly from World War II through Vietnam — have a particular affinity for Bill Mauldin. Mauldin was an artist whose cartoons depicted, with brilliant perception, brutal honesty, and insightful humor, the life of the everyday “grunt,” the guy who dug the ditches, • Read More »

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Winston Churchill’s World War II saga (part 2): Obliterating the obstacles

March 21, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | 1 Comment | Filed in: journalism, writers, writing.

Winston Churchill caricature

Compelling reasons for Churchill to write his much-anticipated history of World War II presented themselves forcefully by early 1946. There were also monumental obstacles that stood in the way of Churchill’s efforts to write his memoirs. Churchill either found a way around them or turned them to his advantage as he began plans for his multi-volume saga in the first months of 1946.

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