Winston Churchill's Brushes with Death
Distinguished Lehrman Fellow at N-YHS Lecture
Andrew Roberts
Thu, April 19th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)

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One of the most extraordinary things about Winston Churchill becoming British Prime Minister in May 1940 was that he was alive at all. He survived more than 20 near-death experiences in his life, including a very serious accident on Fifth Avenue. Andrew Roberts tells us how they shaped his thoughts on life, ambition, death, and fate.

Andrew Roberts, visiting professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London, is currently writing a single-volume, definitive biography of Winston Churchill. His most recent book is Napoleon: A Life.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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