Remembering Winston: 50th Anniversary of Death of Winston Churchill Today

I want to join those today who have Winston Churchill in our thoughts and prayers on the 50th anniversary of his death. Winston's life and times are celebrated in my new book WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys." Whatever his flaws -- and I have a few new ones in my book, especially the liquor deal with Joe Kennedy -- Churchill's overall greatness endures. He speaks to human freedom, the power of the written word, and our need to resist tyranny in any form. There is no more apt message for today.

Hardball's Chris Matthews and Thomas Maier discussing legacy of Winston Churchill and JFK

Thomas Maier and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, discuss Winston Churchill
   Thomas Maier speaks about Winston Churchill, his family and the Kennedys at Chartwell Booksellers in NYC

Thomas Maier speaks about Winston Churchill and JFK at FDR Library forum about WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys

At JFK Presidential Library, Thomas Maier speaks about Churchills and Kennedy -- especially impact of Winston Churchill on JFK -- in program devoted to WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys.