I'm scheduled to be on HARDBALL Monday night to talk with host Chris Matthews about my new book WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys. Hope you enjoy! -Thomas Maier
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Compare Churchill and JFK? Watch HARDBALL on Monday 12/8 at 7PM For Discussion about WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys.
Salon Runs Excerpt from WHEN LIONS ROAR: What Young Churchill Learned -- or Didn't-- from that American Sage Mark Twain: Read the Excerpt from the Book
Churchill’s encounter with Mark Twain appears in the former’s 1930 autobiography, My Early Life, certainly one of his most revealing books. On display in it are the conflicting themes of Winston’s life: his tortured relationship with his famous father, whose legacy he strove to exceed; his sense of being half-American despite an unswerving loyalty to the British Crown; and his fascination with war, both as an adventurer-writer and a statesman-politician who deeply understood the power of words.