In March 1946, Winston Churchill arrived in the unlikely venue of Fulton, Missouri, where he introduced the world to the phrases "the iron curtain" and "the special relationship" in what he later called the most important speech of his career.
How did he end up in the American heartland?
Who was the college president who brought him to Westminster College?
How did Fulton prepare for the arrival of Churchill and thousands of visitors?
What role did Harry Truman play?
And what's the lasting significance of this speech, which articulated the divide between liberal democratic principles and Communism?
To find out, come to see me speak at the The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, in Fulton, MO, which houses the wonderful National Churchill Museum, on Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm. Click here for directions.
I'll be selling signed copies of my book on the topic, Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance, after the talk.
I hope to see you there. Can't make it but still want to buy a signed copy? Then e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org