NEW ORLEANS – The Garden District Book Shop is honored to host visiting British author Anthony Tucker-Jones for an intimate reception and book signing of his latest work,“Churchill, Master and Commander” on November 29. Tucker-Jones is visiting New Orleans as a guest of The Churchill Society of New Orleans to release his latest work on the eve of what would have been Churchill’s 147th birthday. The reception will be the kick-off event to his visit and open to members and non-society members alike.
In this fascinating new book, Tucker-Jones explores the record of Winston Churchill as a military commander, assessing how the military experiences of his formative years shaped him for the difficult military decisions he took in office. This book assesses his choices in some of the most controversial and high-profile campaigns of World War II, and how in high office his decision making was both right and wrong.
After a career in the British intelligence community, Anthony Tucker-Jones established himself as a highly successful military historian and defence writer. For many years Tucker-Jones was the terrorism and security correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security and freelanced for Channel 4 News. He is also the author of over 50 books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages, and has numerous other print and online works.
The event will take place at a private home and begin at 6:00 PM. Guests will enjoy cocktails and light bites during the welcome reception and then sit down for an engaging discussion led by Tucker-Jones. He will then personalize books for guests.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $45 and include the price of the book and Eventbrite fees. Couples tickets are also available for $60 and includes entry for two, price of the book and Eventbrite fees. Tickets are limited so interested parties are highly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of the event date.
All citywide-mandated COVID safety protocols will be in place. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid test result within 72 hours of the event is required for entry.