Bernard Baruch, a wealthy financier and adviser to American presidents, was Winston Churchill’s greatest American friend. Referring to the various problems besetting the international scene, Churchill once told Baruch, “if only they would let you run the economics and me the politics, we would soon have this straightened out.” The friendship of Baruch and Churchill is described in a piece published on the Churchill Project, which is maintained by Hillsdale College. The article was prepared by the author of this blog and is entitled, “Great Contemporaries: Bernard Baruch.” It is available here.

More on the Baruch-Churchill friendship can be found in the author’s Churchill in North America, 1929: A Three Month Tour of Canada and the United States. Information on the book is available here.