Winston Churchill

The Great Man's Life in Anecdotes

Patrick Delaforce

In the welter of popular stories and
reminiscences about Churchill, it can be
easy to forget that he was more than
an inspirational leader and figurehead
to a nation and its allies. In spite of his
many and varied successes, Britain's last
great wartime Prime Minister was not
free from the foibles, fallibility, bad
temper, pig-headedness and vanity
Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781550748
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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In the welter of popular stories and reminiscences about Churchill (many of them more legend than fact), it can be easy to forget that he was more than an inspirational leader and figurehead to a nation and its allies. In spite of his many and varied successes, Britain's last great wartime Prime Minister was not free from the foibles, fallibility, bad temper, pig-headedness and vanity that are so often the shadows of such greatness. Beyond the demands of his political career he lived a full and varied life, sailing with his beloved wife, Clemmie, on the Admiralty yacht Enchantress,owning racehorses, playing polo, entertaining friends and family; all of which, and more, find a place in this book. With a light touch and a great - though not always uncritical - affection for his subject, Patrick Delaforce reveals many little-known facets of this illustrious man and his incredible life.

Winston Churchill: The Great Man's Life in Anecdotes is a treasury of anecdote and recollection, an insight into Churchill's larger-than-life personality, a record of his often caustic, yet brilliant wit, and, by the use of long out-of-print and forgotten sources, a lasting testament to his remarkable, indeed immeasurable, contribution to the modern world.

About The Author
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Patrick Delaforce served with 11th Armoured Division during the advance through NW Europe.After a career in the wine trade he became a professional writer. Among his books in print with Pen and Sword are Churchill’s Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy, Wellington Le Beau and Monty’s Marauders.

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