The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History - from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill

The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History - from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill

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By (author) Mary S. Lovell

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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 197mm x 42mm | 490g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349119783
  • ISBN 13: 9780349119786
  • Illustrations note: Section: 32, b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 14,332

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There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. 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 of Winston - his failures and his triumphs shown in a new and revealing context - ultimately our 'greatest Briton'.

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Mary Lovell is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of seven previous biographies including the bestselling THE MITFORD GIRLS.

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