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The Churchills : in love and war

Author: Mary S Lovell
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Portrays the ambitious, brave, and arrogant English family that gave the world Winston Churchill, describing generations of ancestors who were reckless womanizers but also triumphant military leaders all saddled with the upkeep of the family palace, Blenheim.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Churchill family.; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Churchill family.; Churchill family.; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary S Lovell
ISBN: 9780393062304 0393062309 9780393342253 0393342255
OCLC Number: 668194887
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain under the title The Churchills : a family at the heart of history from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 624 pages [32] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 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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Lovell presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill.  Read more...

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Meticulously detailed . . . eminently readable. --Walter Olson"

 
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