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Nov. 1, 2005

Iowa Judge Reads From New Churchill History On 'Live From Prairie Lights'

Iowa City writer and University of Iowa alumnus Douglas S. Russell, an Iowa District Court Judge who is an active member of the Churchill Centre, will read from his new book, "Winston Churchill, Soldier: The Military Life of a Gentleman at War," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on UI radio station WSUI, AM 910.

The broadcast, originating as a free event hosted by Julie Englander in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City, will be accessible on the Internet at

In "Winston Churchill, Soldier" Russell explores the life of an ambitious young man earning his reputation in the far corners of the British Empire. The book explores how Churchill's military experience molded his character and influenced the leadership qualities that propelled his legendary political career.

Russell was appointed to the Iowa District Court bench in 1999. He received his bachelor's degree from Grinnell College and earned his law degree from the UI. He served as an assistant Johnson County attorney for several years. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Churchill Society, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and the Northside Neighborhood Association.

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