RAI Fellow Robert Schmuhl writes on Churchill in the White House

Churchill and Roosevelt

Winston Churchill stayed at the White House on several occasions. The first of these visits came within a month of the United States' entry into World War II, when Churchill travelled to Washington amidst the greatest secrecy to strengthen the new alliance. His three-week stay as President Roosevelt's guest saw two world leaders conduct government business in unique proximity. In a recent article for the White House Historical Association, RAI Visiting Fellow Robert Schmuhl uncovers the personal side of this and subsequent visits. The article can be viewed here.

Robert Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame. He was an Associate Visiting Research Fellow at the RAI in Michaelmas term 2017, working on his forthcoming book, also titled Mr. Churchill in the White House.

The White House Historical Association is a private non-profit educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion.

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