singer churchill style

Originally posted on February 26, 2013.

The Ivy Bookshop and Samuel Parker Clothier welcome Barry Singer to The Ivy  on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss Churchill Style, his exploration of Winston Churchill’s personal style and how it shaped his public persona.

One of the most iconic and endlessly fascinating figures of the 20th century, Winston Churchill has been the subject of any number of books, but none has analyzed his lifestyle as a way to really understand the man. Churchill Style features a vivid and entertaining timeline of his public history, but also focuses on the non-work aspects of his day-to-day life, covering topics such as autos, books, cigars, dining, fashion, home, libations and pastimes. Churchill lived an extravagant life, but didn’t have much money. His ability to live beyond his means is a lesson that will intrigue many.

Barry Singer is the proprietor of Chartwell Booksellers in New York City, the only standing bookshop in the world devoted to the works of Winston Churchill. He also writes extensively on the arts and is the author of Black and Blue: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf, Ever After: The Last Years of Musical Theatre and Beyond and Alive at the Village Vanguard. He has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times Arts and Leisure section, among other publications.

Join Barry Singer at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, on Friday March 1 at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, visit The Ivy Bookshop website.