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‘The Former Naval Person: Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy’

Arthur Nicholson

Fri, February 28, 2014 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

During his government service in two world wars, Winston Churchill had a strong but ambivalent relationship with the Royal Navy and the Admiralty.  To examine the high and low points of that relationship, and how Churchill later wrote about it, Arthur Nicholson will draw upon the research for his first book, Hostages to Fortune: Winston Churchill and the Loss of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, and a forthcoming book on the siege of Malta.
Arthur Nicholson is a practicing lawyer, who was born in Dallas and lives in San Antonio.  He received a BS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a JD from the UT School of Law, where Bill Powers was his torts professor. After law school, he clerked for a federal judge.

Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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