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KNOXVILLE –- The Knoxville author of a new book about Winston Churchill will speak at a breakfast hosted by the University of Tennessee’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy on August 30.

Deborah Davis Brezina, the author of “The Spirit of Churchill,” published in June by Avalon Press, was instrumental in bringing together the recent Baker Center conference, “The United States and Great Britain: The Legacy of Churchill’s Atlantic Alliance.”

“Deborah Brezina is a great friend of the Baker Center, and we are looking forward to hearing her insights into Churchill’s amazing life and enduring legacy,” Baker Center Executive Director Alan Lowe said.

In the biography, published this spring, Brezina passionately recounts the life of Sir Winston Churchill and the contributions he made to the world in one of humanity’s darkest hours. She paints the heroic model of a man who never gave up, who stood alone for what he believed was right, and who saw only victory in the face of defeat.

Brezina serves on the National Advisory Board of the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College and Cambridge University. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The President James Monroe Memorial Foundation.

Brezina has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Houston and is a former classroom teacher in public and private schools.

She has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” and a variety of other national and local television shows, as well as national and local radio programs, defending the Judeo-Christian worldview as the cornerstone of cultural and societal stability and progress.

The breakfast will be held at the University Club on Neyland Drive, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $10 and seats are limited, so reservations are required by Friday, August 25.
To reserve a seat, call Patti Rebholz at (865) 974-0931 or e-mail


Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034,
Alan Lowe, (865) 974-8515,