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Clementine Churchill

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage, 1979 1st Edition, by Mary Soames (her daughter). Hardcover with dust jacket, 732 pages, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Hardcover, 732 pages
Published November 5th 1979 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (first published June 1st 1979)
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Elizabeth
Mar 03, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Found this to be a fascinating biography of Winston's wife. Without her, he would not have been the great man history knows. She saw in him his grievous flaws and found ways to save him from himself. Much like the Franklin Roosevelts, most of their children were sacrificed to the demands of history. Clementine, an unloved child who never really knew who her father, did not make a great mother, but she was a true partner to Winston in more direct and intimate ways than have been revealed in earli ...more
Relstuart
This book is the story of Clementine Churchill, wife of the legendary Winston Churchill written by their daughter.

If follows Clementine until she marries Churchill and then follows both of them as a dual biography and works in the the story of their children. It is an insightful look into the lives the Churchill's. Their legacy and impact on the 20th century was huge and understanding them and their times is worthwhile.

A couple random things that stood out to me, the suffragettes were surprisi
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Lynn Mcdonald
Mar 19, 2016 Lynn Mcdonald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exceptional biography consisting of magical back and forth letters between the Churchill's. A vivid incite into an intimate relationship of the complicated lives of the famous. The book can be pick up now and then...read now and then...so it never has to end!
Barbara
Apr 12, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As with anything English this book was wordy and tedious but the story and history was wonderful.
Corrie
Mar 26, 2014 Corrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most remarkable and inspirational books I have read recently.
Robert Davidson
Mar 12, 2015 Robert Davidson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating insights into a marriage written by Winston and Clementine's daughter who did not gloss over their "Ups and downs". Clementine was a strong character in her own right and had great perception of people encountered through their life. History may have turned out differently if he had married someone else.
Mandi
Nov 03, 2009 Mandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was really interesting. I got a good little bit of British history, a really touching love story (yes there are rumors of the affairs but I chose to not think about them while reading this), and learned a bit about Winston Churchill. I would recommend it!
Andrea Young
Nov 01, 2007 Andrea Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book about Winston and Clemmie because it is mostly their letters to each other, edited and commented on by their daughter. A very personal look at THE MAN. Loved it.
Cecilia Chiolero
May 19, 2014 Cecilia Chiolero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was very interesting. It also gives an insight of how people in power lived, especially at the beginning of last century. Very detailed, but pleasant to read.
Jo
May 15, 2010 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is put together through the letters of Clemmie and Winston. It is really personal. I like it. Makes me want to write more to my fam.
Linda
May 18, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, it tells a lot of history of course, but easy to read. clementine was an admirable woman,
Ash
Jun 24, 2012 Ash marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
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Rhona
Apr 20, 2014 Rhona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this. Stayed up late into the night to finish.
Noel
Nov 11, 2013 Noel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After a while got bored reading who she had lunch with.
Carol Simpson
Jan 28, 2013 Carol Simpson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Becky
Jan 18, 2008 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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