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Order, order! : the rise and fall of political drinking

Author: Ben Wright, (Journalist)
Publisher: London : Duckworth Overlook, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drinking has oiled the cogs of politics for as long as there have been politiciansBritain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, smuggled wine up the Thames. Tony Blair confessed that a stiff drink and half a bottle of wine a night was a helpful crutch while in office. Joseph Stalin flushed out traitors with vodka. The disintegration of Richard Nixon and Boris Yeltsin was largely down to drink. Winston Churchill  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Wright, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9780715651858 0715651854
OCLC Number: 993384806
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (colour)
Responsibility: Ben Wright.

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'A thoroughly enjoyable, comprehensive book.' -- Harry Mount * Times Literary Supplement * 'A fascinating account of politics and drink... informative and entertaining.' -- Alistair Campbell 'Like Read more...

 
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