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The Churchills : a family at the heart of history--from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill

Author: Mary S Lovell
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II - onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers. The Churchills is a richly layered portrait of an extraordinary set of men and women - grandly ambitious, regularly impecunious, impulsive, arrogant and brave. And towering above the Churchill clan is the figure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Churchill family.; Churchill family.; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary S Lovell
ISBN: 9781408702475 1408702479 9780316732826 0316732826
OCLC Number: 719730516
Description: xii, 624 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., geneal. table, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1650/1750 'thou art a rascal, John Churchill' --
1850/74 Randolph and Jennie --
1874/5 the birth of Winston --
1875/80 a dysfunctional family --
1880/7 a career thrown away --
1887/95 Lilian's millions --
1892/5 Consuelo, the dollar princess --
1895/9 the unhappy duchess --
1896/9 looking for trouble --
1899/1900 national hero! --
1900/4 the Young Lion --
1904/7 my darling Clementine --
1907/8 couples --
1908/14 the next generation --
1914/16 a fall from power --
1917/21 the armistice and after --
1921/4 black times --
1921/31 the twenties --
1932/7 changes at Blenheim --
1938/9 towards Armageddon --
1939/40 'but you don't know me' --
1941/4 the long slog --
1943/5 weathering the storm --
1945/51 the aftermath --
1952/5 a new era --
1955/63 safe harbour --
1963/78 crossing the bar.
Responsibility: Mary S. Lovell.

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An absorbing good read even for folks who don t typically indulge in history. . . . Lovell 's writing style will keep general readers wanting more.

 
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