This volume tells Churchill’s story from August 1945 through October 1951. During this time, Churchill traveled 55,000 miles, wrote more than 700 pieces of correspondence, delivered over 250 speeches, and authored nearly a dozen new articles as well as his memoirs of the Second World War. He lost the premiership to Clement Attlee of the Labour Partyin 1945 and then won it back in 1951 at nearly seventy-seven years old. He holidayed in France, Italy, and Morocco, visited America twice, and campaigned against socialism throughout Great Britain. He delivered his famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, where he made reference to the “iron curtain” and explained the principles and strategy that led to victory in the Cold War. All the while, he strove to do what he could as Leader of the Opposition to unify Europe, strengthen Britain, and maintain a close and special relationship with the United States.

LARRY P. ARNN is the president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a professor of politics and history. He graduated with the highest distinction from Arkansas State University in 1974, and earned his M.A. in Government in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Government in 1985 from the Claremont Graduate School. He also spent three years studying in England, during which time he served as director of research for Martin Gilbert (1936–2015), the official biographer of Winston Churchill. From 1985 to 2000 he served as president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. Published widely in newspapers, magazines, and periodicals on issues of public policy, history, and political theory, Dr. Arnn is the author of Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education, e Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It, and Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government.