Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965" | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"

The works of historian William Manchester included two enormously popular biographies of Winston Churchill: “The Last Lion”, Volumes I and II. They were published in the 1980s and chronicled Churchill’s life up until World War II. Manchester spent a number of years doing the research for the next installment, but his health began to fail. Before he died in 2004 he asked his friend, journalist Paul Reid, to complete the task. Now, nearly two decades later, this third and final volume has been published. It details Churchill’s pivotal role during World War II and his post-government years. Join Diane for a conversation with biographer Paul Reid about the life of Winston Churchill.

Read An Excerpt

Excerpt from "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965" by Paul Reid. Copyright 2012 by Paul Reid. Reprinted here by permission of Little, Brown and Company. All rights reserved.

NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: Toni Morrison, Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction, Will Forte

Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.