Our Supreme Task by Philip White
How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance

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The year 1945 was a chaotic one, both for the world, of course, and for Winston Churchill. Communism was on the march and the people of Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Poland all found themselves in the grip of the Soviets. The Red Army occupied a large German territory, and the Kremlin was manipulating post-war food shortages, labor disputes, and social unrest in Greece, France, and Italy.

Having spent his “wilderness years” in the late 1930s warning of the dangers of diplomatic and military weakness and the growing menace of Nazism, in 1946 Churchill made a trip to Fulton, Missouri, to deliver a speech entitled “The Sinews of Peace”—now known as the Iron Curtain Speech—which served to fundamentally define the dangers of Soviet totalitarian Communism. This is the story of that pivotal speech and how it came to be given, and a portrait of the irrepressible man who delivered it.


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Philip White is a writer and a lecturer at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and a regular contributor to The Historical Society publications. Philip's business writing has been recognized with awards from the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators. He lives in Olathe, KS, with his wife and two sons.
Published March 6, 2012 by PublicAffairs. 306 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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It was the biggest thing ever to happen to Fulton, Missouri’s Westminster College, still best known as the site of the talk Churchill called “The Sinews of Peace,” retitled by history the “Iron Curtain Speech.” With helpful annotations, White fully reproduces the address and reminds us that Churc...

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