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

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 161 x 236 x 43mm | 1,130g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Section: 32, b/w photos
  • 0316732826
  • 9780316732826
  • 190,727

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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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About Mary S. Lovell

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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937 ratings
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4 47% (439)
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I was sorry to reach the end of this - a biography of such a fascinating and well known family, but written in a way to illustrate family dynamics and interactions effectively. Great use of preserved material and all in all a lovely read.show more
by Kathryn Watt
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