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Description of Pictures: Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet
It seems impossible now to imagine Great Britain during World War Two being led by anyone other than Winston Churchill. It was not impossible at the time, however, as Jonathan Schneer will show in this presentation. Moreover, despite a legend to the contrary that has been burnished over many years, Churchill had to manage a War Cabinet most of whose members never ceased to snipe at one another and at him, even as they faced the common foe.
Jonathan Schneer is the modern British historian at Georgia Tech. He has written seven books, including London 1900: the Imperial Metropolis, The Thames: England’s River, and The Balfour Declaration: the Origins of Arab Israeli Conflict (which won a 2010 National Jewish Book Award and was declared a book of the year by the New Statesman and the Irish Times), as well as many articles, essays and reviews in scholarly and popular publications. His presentation at the Washington History Seminar will be based upon his most recent book, Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet.
The seminar is sponsored jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center. It meets weekly during the academic year. See www.nationalhistorycenter.org for the schedule, speakers, topics, and dates as well as webcasts and podcasts. The seminar thanks the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the George Washington University History Department for their support.
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2017_DC_Taubman_171023: National History Center -- William Taubman ("Gorbachev: His Life and Times") w/Svetlana Savranskaya and Michael Dobbs @ Wilson Center (65 photos from 2017)
2017_DC_Breen_170227: National History Center -- Timothy Breen (An Appeal to Heaven) @ Wilson Center (25 photos from 2017)
2016_DC_Pedersen_160307: National History Center -- Susan Pedersen ("The League of Nations and the Imperial Order: Contest or Collusion") @ Wilson Center (8 photos from 2016)
2020_DC_Blumenthal_200113: National History Center -- Sidney Blumenthal ("The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln: Volumes I-III") @ Wilson Center (38 photos from 2020)
2018_DC_Cashin_180122: National History Center -- Sheryll Cashin ("Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America") @ Wilson Center (44 photos from 2018)
2018_DC_Wilson_Recon2_181009: National History Center -- Panel ("Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered") -- (2) Domestic (w/John Milton Cooper, Kathryn Lavelle, David Wessel, Eric Yellin, and Devin Fergus) @ Wilson Center (46 photos from 2018)
2018_DC_Wilson_Recon_181009: National History Center -- Panel ("Wilson's Legacy Reconsidered") -- (1) Foreign (w/Robert Litwak, Catherine Ashton, Mitchell Reiss, and Trygve Throntveit) @ Wilson Center (29 photos from 2018)
2019_DC_Kim_190930: National History Center -- Monica Kim (" Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History") @ Wilson Center (72 photos from 2019)
2019_DC_Lemay_190225: National History Center -- Kate Clarke Lemay ("Triumph of the Dead: American WWII Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France") @ Wilson Center (58 photos from 2019)
2018_DC_Ayers_180430: National History Center -- Ed Ayers ("Thin Light of Freedom") @ Wilson Center (58 photos from 2018)
2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.