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Please Join the Millennium Gate Museum and the International Churchill Society for a wine and cheese reception and lecture on Winston Churchill and the Civil War by Lee Pollock

Winston Churchill and the Civil War: 

Why an Iconic Statesman Was Fascinated by America’s Greatest Conflict and What He Thought About It

May 10, 2019  6PM-730PM

The Millenium Gate Museum

395 17th St. NW  Atlanta 30363

in Atlantic Station

A Talk by Lee Pollock, The International Churchill Society

Winston Churchill was one of the greatest statesmen of modern times, famous for his leadership of Britain in the Second World War and for forging its victorious alliance with the United States.

Churchill was also a renowned orator, writer and historian. Half American himself, he was fascinated from childhood with our greatest conflict, the Civil War. During his long life, he traveled widely, visiting the War’s battlefields and analyzing its main events and leading personalities, from Abraham Lincoln to Robert E. Lee.

Churchill’s understanding of the Civil War deeply influenced his view of the United States and its people as well as the nature of war itself. Always interested in the “what might have been” of history, one of his most intriguing articles is entitled “If Lee Had NOT Won the Battle of Gettysburg.” 

Join Lee Pollock, Trustee and Advisor to the Board of The International Churchill Society, as he explores Churchill’s fascination with the Civil War and what it reveals both about his own view of history and about the War itself.

Lee Pollock: Writer and Speaker on Winston Churchill And His Times

Lee Pollock is an acclaimed writer and public speaker on the life and times of Winston Churchill. He has served as a Trustee and Advisor to the Board and Executive Director of The International Churchill Society, founded in 1968 to preserve Churchill's legacy for future generations.

During his tenure with the Society, Pollock led the development of the National Churchill Library and Center in Washington, DC, the leading center for Churchill scholarship in the United States. His responsibilities also included publishing the Journal of Winston Churchill Finest Hour, organizing the annual International Churchill Conference and supporting work by leading historians. He also initiated the annual Winston Churchill National Leadership Award with the U.S. House of Representatives.

A native of Montreal, Pollock graduated from McGill University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the National Churchill Museum and a Director of The Chicago Architecture Foundation. Lee is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, the Daily Beast and other publications.

Pollock has spoken about the life and times of Winston Churchill at museums, universities, government agencies, clubs and other organizations throughout the United States, Canada and Britain. 

TICKETS ARE $15 and can be reserved at the link below:

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