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The Churchills: A Family Portrait
The Churchills dominated world politics for generations—but, like every family, they too have their secrets. Winston's mother, Jennie, had an affair with the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and her spendthrift habits devastated the family's reputation. The younger brother, Jack, played a crucial role both in Winston's successes and in holding the family together du ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2010)
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I have always felt Churchill was a fascinating individual but I really didn't know anything about his family other than his mother was an American. This was a very readable history of the family, rather than the events of the time, concentrating primarily on Winston's parents and his brother, Jack and his family. There was a substanial amount of material from primary sources, such as letters and journal entries. Amazing family living in amzaing times.
It was about his early life. His father, mother and brother. Touched on his later life but not the main topic of the book. I enjoyed it. It touched on his last home, Chartwell. Joe and I went there on our visit to England. It was one of my favorite places that we went to.