Smith releases second book on the Vietnam War

FOR RELEASE
2011-11-01
 Dr. Tim Smith, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Dr. Tim Smith
 “Churchill, America and Vietnam 1941-1945” 
“Churchill, America
and Vietnam 1941-1945”

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University history professor Dr. Tim Smith has released his second career book on the Vietnam War.

“Churchill, America and Vietnam 1941-1945” is an examination of British policy toward the post-war structure of the European colonial empires. The book is set to release on Nov. 8.

“Churchill” concludes that Winston Churchill was willing to sacrifice French colonial interests in Vietnam for the sake of his all-important “special relationship” with America. The book also paints numerous illustrations of the personality and character of Churchill but also of Franklin D. Roosevelt and other leading figures. In effect, Smith presents a fusion of British imperial and diplomatic history and emphasizes how important they are to one another.

“Churchill” follows Smith’s 2007 release of “Britain and the Origins of the Vietnam War: UK Policy in Indo-China, 1943-50” which studies Britain’s involvement with Vietnam from Churchill’s World War II deliberations.

Smith is the associate professor of history at Huntington University. He came to the university in 2007 after having previously taught history at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. His research and teaching focus on British imperial and diplomatic history.

“Churchill” is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. It is also available in an E-reader format.

The book was funded through the Huntington University Research Fellowship which was awarded to Smith in 2010. The fellowship is provided by the Lilly Endowment.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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