Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Learn about the life of Winston Churchill at Hub City Bookshop

Posted 1/29/2013 10:29:00 AM

Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg can always be counted upon to bring people together for events that are fun and intellectually engaging. And why wouldn’t they be? An independent bookstore run by a writers group that is fully engaged in making the world more navigable for those who choose the writing life is bound to be lively and interesting. The store even caught the attention of Salon.com writer Steve Almond earlier this month for the example it sets by finding innovative ways to thrive in a big box bookstore world.

The lively discussion continues Feb. 7 with Paul Reid, co-author of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm. William Manchester authored the first two volumes in the series, but he suffered two strokes after completing much of the research for the third and was left unable to write. He asked his friend, Paul Reid, who had reporting experience as a feature writer for Cox Newspapers, to co-author the book. Manchester passed away just a year later in 2004.

The final volume of The Last Lion begins during Churchill’s service as prime minister, when Great Britain was still relatively alone in standing against the rise of Nazi Germany and continues through shifts in world powers and the threat of the Soviet Union.

The event is from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. For more information about this event, please click here.