Churchill, A Portrait of Leadership

The 2014 Kemper Lecturer was Churchill biographer Paul Reid. Reid is a journalist and in an effort to play to his strength in interviews, the 2014 Lecture was conducted, for the first time, as a Q&A between Reid and director of the National Churchill Museum Dr. Rob Havers.

Reid, a former feature writer for The Palm Beach Post, completed The Last Lion: William Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, the long anticipated third volume of William Manchester’s best-selling biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Manchester, who was in ill health at the time, asked Reid to complete this project once year before his death in 2004.



“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill