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Churchill and Fisher - Titans at the Admiralty

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HYATT REGENCY LONDON - THE CHURCHILL

30 Portman Square

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Churchill and Fisher - Titans at the Admiralty

You are invited to join Barry Gough, prize-winning and acclaimed historian and biographer at an evening reception to celebtrate the launch of his latest book, Churchill and Fisher - Titans of the Admiralty.

The book is a vivid study in the politics and stress of high command and describes the decisive roles of a young Winston Churchill as political head of the Admiralty and the ageing Admiral ‘Jacky’ Fisher as professional master and creator of Dreadnought, locked together in perilous destiny. Upon these ‘Titans at the Admiralty’ rested Allied command of the sea at the moment of its supreme test, the challenge presented by the Kaiser’s navy under the dangerous Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz.

This dual biography, based on fresh and thorough appraisal of the Churchill and Fisher papers, is a story for the ages. It is about Churchill’s and Fisher’s war – how each fought it, how they waged it together, and how they fought against each other, face to face or behind the scenes. It reveals a strange and unique pairing of sea lords who found themselves facing Armageddon and seeking to maintain the primacy of the Royal Navy, the guardian of trade, the succour of the British peoples, and the shield of Empire.

THE VENUE

The reception and book signing will take place at one of London's finest hotels, The Hyatt Regency - The Churchill Hotel in central London, you will be able to meet and hear from the author, at the same time as enjoying some of London's finest canapés. We will have a large stock of books available for sale and signing on the night.

ICS MEMBER DISCOUNT

Members of The International Churchill Society can attend the evening for the special rate of £20 per ticket, tickets for non-members are priced at £29 each. (Please note: to qualify for the special member's rate you must be a current member of the ICS. Members may purchase tickets for their guests at the special rate if they do so in the same transaction.)

The ICS is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.

For those unable to attend on the day, it is still possible to support the Society's programmes by making a donation using the tools below.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Barry Gough, author of Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty. Noted Canadian authority on British naval and maritime history, Barry Gough, is Professor Emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He has written extensively on British sea power and its influences in war and in peace. His double biography of famed historian rivals Arthur Marder and Stephen Roskill was published to critical acclaim under the title Historical Dreadnoughts. His Rule Britannia: Ruling the Waves and Keeping the Peace before Armageddon won the British Maritime Foundation’s Mountbatten Literary Award. He is a Councillor of The Navy Records Society, a Fellow of Kings College London, and Archives By-Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge. He is a member of the Board of Academic Advisors The International Churchill Society. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


ABOUT ICS (UK): The International Churchill Society (UK) is a registered charity supporting the development of educational programmes and digital resources relating to the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. The Society has a special commitment to connecting with a younger generation and our programmes currently include a national public speaking competition for secondary schools in partnership with the English-Speaking Union, regional public speaking competitions at Chartwell and Blenheim Palace, a global design competition for art and design graduates, the delivery of online teaching resources into UK schools, sponsorship at the Chalke Valley History Festival, our quarterly magazine Finest Hour and the continued development of our digital resources.

For more information about ICS (UK) please visit www.winstonchurchill.org/icsuk.



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