By Katie Engelhart - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 0 Comments
The much-quoted British politician still makes headlines—47 years after his death
When Winston Churchill was a young boy, he was convinced of his imminent importance. The late British prime minister “had a very strong sense that he was going to make his mark on history,” says Natalie Adams, an archivist at the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge, England. “So he kept everything. And we have everything.”
That includes drafts of speeches and correspondence with monarchs—as well as damning school reports, letters to his mother, and a stern warning from the security service that Cuban cigars received as gifts could be poisoned or rigged with explosives.
In October, Churchill’s personal papers were made available on the Internet. The archive is “the closest the U.K. has to a presidential library,” said Jonathan Glasspool, managing director of the publisher Bloomsbury Academic. “Its publication online will become a landmark in 20th-century historical studies.”
By Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze - Monday, June 2, 2008 at 12:03 PM - 0 Comments
There has been some banter during these playoffs as to whether Nicklas Lidstrom should…
There has been some banter during these playoffs as to whether Nicklas Lidstrom should be considered one of the top defencemen of all-time. His resumé speaks for itself: five Norris Trophies, three Cups, 10 all-star game appearances and a Conn Smythe trophy. Add in that he could become the first European-born player to captain a team to a title later this evening—and that while living in Detroit he has somehow acquired an awesome southern accent—and it’s no surprise that Lidstrom would garner such attention. But is he one of the greatest of all-time? Maybe down the road, but he’ll be hard pressed to crack the Top 5 list below. Continue…