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.