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Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill


by Barry Singer

Winston Churchill would have liked Freakonomics Radio, the thought provoking podcast series derived from the international best-seller written by rogue enconomist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner. This week, the newest Freakonomics Radio podcast (available on iTunes and, due to be broadcast in the spring on NPR) features a conversation with…me.
The subject: Who owns Winston Churchill’s words?

Stephen Dubner and I discuss the Churchill estate’s exclusive copyright stake in Winston Churchill’s words. If you want to write a book about Churchill and quote him, you have to pay the Churchill family. I used 3,872 words of Winston Churchill’s in CHURCHILL STYLE and that cost me £950, which is roughly 40 cents a word.

>TUNE IN< to hear the whole story.

I also want to share with you a $10 discount offer for my upcoming appearance at 92YTribeca (the 92nd Street Y’s downtown outpost in Tribeca) for EAT, DRINK AND THINK…LIKE CHURCHILL, a celebration of Churchill’s favorite foods and beverages served up with a pair of speakers – yours truly, discoursing on the dining and drinking aspects of Churchill Style, which are plentiful – and the esteemed biographer Barbara Leaming, author of the recent CHURCHILL DEFIANT.

Just enter the promotional code WINSTON when ordering your tickets HERE.


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