James C Humes
Pulitzer Prize Nominee, and Creator of Iconic The War of the Roses Co-author Target Churchill, Cold War Thriller to be Released on June 20, 2013. June 10, 2013 (New York, NY) Stonehouse Productions is set to release Target Churchill, a historical thriller about a fictional assassination attempt on the former British Premiere, Winston Churchill as he delivered his fated Iron Curtain speech on March 5, 1946 at Westminster College in Fulton, MO, effectively launching the Cold War. Warren Adler, best known for his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce, The War of the Roses, and James C. Humes, Pulitzer Prize nominee for Churchill: Speaker of the Century, have co-authored this historical novel set across three continents, which vividly captures Churchill’s larger than life persona. According to Adler, “The post-war loss of Churchill may have damaged the Western world with the same impact as the post-civil war world was damaged by the loss of Lincoln.” Authentic historical characters including the dreaded Soviet secret police Chief Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria, Soviet secret agent and member of the ‘Cambridge Five’ Donald Maclean, Churchill’s famed daughter Sarah Churchill, President Harry Truman and Churchill’s legendary bodyguard Walter H. Thompson make up an intriguing cast of characters in Target Churchill. In recreating the event at that changed the course of Western history, James C. Humes reminisced a 1953 meeting with Churchill who advised him, “Study history…in history lie all the secrets of statecraft,” and added that, “If Churchill had been prevented from delivering his ‘Iron Curtain’ address, all Europe – not just its Eastern sphere – might have fallen pray to the tyranny of Communism.” Target Churchill will be available in paperback and e-book formats on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, iBooks, GoogleBooks, Kobo, and all major outlets at $9.95 (E-book) & $15.95 (Paperback).
James C. Humes is a Pulitzer Prize nominated author of Churchill: Speaker of the Century, and former presidential speechwriter who worked for Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford and Dwight Eisenhower. He has represented the U.S. State Department in lectures on American government all over the world and has served as a communications advisor to major U.S. corporations, including IBM and DuPont. He is the author of more than 30 books, and one of the few Americans alive today to have met Winston Churchill. A widely sought speaker across the country, Humes lives in Pueblo, Colorado and is Visiting Historian at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
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