Episode 18: Interview with Jerry Lenaburg on the Splendid and the Vile

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Melissa Rihl

In this Primer Plus Episode, Melissa Rihl interviews Jerry Lenaburg about the historical nonfiction book, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.

Written by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson, this book goes into the life of Winston Churchill precisely when he becomes the “Churchill” that history remembers. Melissa and Jerry discuss Churchill’s quirks, the impact of his family on his decisions, his ability to choose “the right man for the job,” and lasting lessons in leadership.

About Jerry D. Lenaburg: Jerry is a Project Manager and Senior Military Analyst with over 30 years’ experience in the defense and intelligence community, where he has written extensively on military and national security topics relating to both conventional and unconventional warfare.


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