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Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

#116: Churchill Makes a Temporary Political Comeback After the Dardanelles

Aired Monday, July 16, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, using information from Prof. J. Rufus Fears, discusses the history behind Mr. Churchill’s temporary political comeback after the Dardanelles disaster.

#115: The Reasons for Churchill’s Political Fall After the Dardanelles Disaster

Aired Monday, July 9, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the reasons behind Mr. Churchill’s tumultuous political fall after the Dardanelles disaster. Most historians won’t mention the envy, slander and political lies unleashed against this political and military genius.

#114: Winston Churchill: The Warrior Statesman, Part 3

Aired Monday, July 2, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   22 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses Winston Churchill’s involvement in the World War I battles at Antwerp and the Dardanelles, and he reads John McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields.”

#113: Winston Churchill: The Warrior Statesman, Part 2

Aired Monday, June 25, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses Winston Churchill’s successful plan to attain fame to create a pathway into politics, his passion for self-education, the Boer War, his entry into politics at age 26, and World War I.

#112: Winston Churchill: The Warrior Statesman

Aired Monday, June 18, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses Winston Churchill’s military education as his best asset as Prime Minister.

#111: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses the Churchill Men’s Flawed Relationships, Part 2

Aired Monday, June 11, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Deborah Leap discuss Randolph Churchill’s neglect of Winston, St. George’s School, Brighton, Winston’s unruly behavior, and the making of Winston Churchill’s leadership.

#110: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses the Churchill Men’s Flawed Relationships

Aired Monday, June 4, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Deborah Leap discuss Victorian child rearing, Randolph Churchill’s lifestyle, his poor parenting, and his falling out with the prince of Wales.

#109: The Women in Winston Churchill’s Life, Part 2

Aired Monday, May 28, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Deborah Leap discuss the influence Mrs. Everest and Clementine Churchill had in the life of Sir Winston Churchill.

#108: The Women In Winston Churchill’s Life

Aired Monday, May 21, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and Deborah Leap discuss the influence of Jenny Jerome and Mrs. Everest in the life of Sir Winston Churchill.

#107: Happy Winston Churchill Day

Aired Monday, May 14, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap gives interesting facts from the life of Sir Winston Churchill in preparation for discussing Paul Johnson’s popular biography Churchill.