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Elliot Engel on “The Inimitable Winston Churchill”

when: Feb. 12, 2016

Elliot Engel spoke on “The Inimitable Winston Churchill” on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 7 pm at Raleigh Moravian Church, 1816 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607. General admission tickets were $27.00 per person. Advanced purchase was strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, you could visit by clicking here. Your tickets were held at will call. Tickets were non-refundable unless we had to cancel the event. The doors opened at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Elliot Engel has dug deeply into numerous biographies to discover delightful yet virtually unknown details of Churchill’s brilliant career. Using anecdotes, analysis, and LARGE doses of humor, Professor Engel brought to life this twentieth-century giant.

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Engel now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA he won that university’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines including Newsweek. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays which he has written have been produced during the last ten years.

For his scholarship and teaching, Dr. Engel has received North Carolina’s Adult Education Award, North Carolina State’s Alumni Professorship, and the Victorian Society’s Award of Merit. Most recently, for his thirty years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England. Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs.

The sales of Dr. Engel’s books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital which Dickens helped found in London in 1852. Professor Engel continues to teach outside the classroom and give literary and historical programs throughout the world. He also presents assemblies at elementary, middle, and high schools, and his educational CDs are used in classrooms around the country. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking, and vacationing in exotic locations where he is not asked to deliver even one lecture.

Elliot Engel on “The Inimitable Winston Churchill”
Elliot Engel on “The Inimitable Winston Churchill”
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