Smith’s ‘Churchill, America and Vietnam’ receives high-rated review

Dr. Tim Smith, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. — Dr. Tim Smith’s latest book “Churchill, America and Vietnam 1941-5” has been favorably reviewed by Professor Simon C. Smith from the University of Hull for the February issue of The American Historical Review, the official publication of the American Historical Association.

The review states that “(Dr. Tim) Smith has succeeded in producing a readable and sophisticated analysis that sheds new light not only on Churchill’s conception of the Anglo-American special relationship, but also on the origins of the Vietnam War.”

“Churchill” is an examination of British policy toward the post-war structure of the European colonial empires. The book released Nov. 8.

“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 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 has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” 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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