ISBN 9780349119786,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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ISBN 9780349119786
Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780349119786

ISBN-10 0349119783
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 640 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Humanities

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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