I.B. Tauris to release 'Churchill on Europe' ahead of referendum

I.B. Tauris to release 'Churchill on Europe' ahead of referendum

I.B. Tauris will release Churchill on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill’s European Project by Felix Klos on 3rd June to coincide with the upcoming EU referendum, detailing Churchill’s role in building a united European body after the Second World War.
 
The paperback is supported by a group of 228 ‘Historians for Britain In Europe’, including Timothy Garton-Ash, Sir Michael Howard and Sir Richard Evans, and “shows convincingly that Winston Churchill wanted Britain to play a leading role in a united Europe”.
 
The book directly tackles the arguments made by Boris Johnson in his 2015 bestseller The Churchill Factor (Hodder) that Churchill opposed Britain becoming a “gloomy client state of an infernal Nazi EU.”
 
Commissioning editor Tomasz Hoskins said: “As well as being a fantastic read in the best tradition of Churchill biographies, the book is based on hitherto unseen material from Churchill’s personal correspondence and archive, which shows how key he felt Britain’s place in the European project was.
 
“It is the role of history to speak to us in the present, and this short, timely book will be a must-read for readers across the country who will be voting on the 23rd June.”
 
The Guardian’s Martin Kettle, writing in his column last Thursday (26th May), called the book ‘scintillating’, and said: “Klos conclusively reclaims [Churchill] for the pro-European side. It knocks Johnson’s sloppy, solipsistic opportunism for six.”