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Clementine Churchill Sonia Purnell

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Clementine Churchill Sonia Purnell


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Zusammenfassung

The biography of Clementine Churchill, wife of English Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Clementine Churchill Zusammenfassung

Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures Sonia Purnell

Foreword by Harriet Walter.

Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures
is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell's acclaimed biography, First Lady, including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs.

Without Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, his role in the Second World War would have been impossible but for 'Clemmie'. That Clementine should have become Britain's First Lady was by no means preordained. She may have been born an aristocrat but her childhood was far from gilded. Deprived of affection, a secure home and sometimes even food on the table, by the time she entered high society she had become the target of cruel snobbery. Yet in Winston she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself; and in his career she found her mission. Theirs was a marriage that was to change the course of history.

Clementine gave Winston confidence, conviction and counsel. Not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of the war, she also exerted an influence over her husband and his governments that might be judged scandalous today. Her ability to manage this exceptional man, and to charm Britain's allies, earned her the deep respect of world leaders, ministers, generals and critics alike. While her tireless work to alleviate suffering on the Home Front and abroad made her a champion to many in the population at large.

From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills' 'wilderness years' in the 1930s, to Clementine's desperate efforts to sustain Winston during the struggle against Hitler, Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures continues to uncover the memory of one of the most remarkable women of modern times.

Über Sonia Purnell

Sonia Purnell is an acclaimed biographer and freelance journalist. After starting her career at the Economist Intelligence Unit she went on to a senior position on the Daily Telegraph's City pages, and later moved to the Daily Mail, where she was Whitehall Editor. Her first book, Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, was a candid portrait of London Mayor Boris Johnson, informed by her time working alongside him in Brussels in the 1990s. First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill was first published in 2015 to great critical acclaim. In March 2019, she published her third book A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall, a New York Times bestseller. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

FOREWORD 10
INTRODUCTION 12

1885-1908 The Level of Events 20
1908-1914 More Than Meets the Eye 36
1914-1915 The Pain and the Pride 48
1915-1916 I Believe in Your Star 58
1916-1922 Loss Unimaginable 68
1922-1929 A Chandelier's Life and Sparkle 88
1929-1939 Temptation and Redemption 104
1939-1940 World of Accident and Storm 122
1941-1942 Seduction USA 146
1943-1945 From FDR to Stalin 168
1945-1977 A Private Line 186

EPILOGUE 228
FOOTNOTES 234
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 236
INDEX 238
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 240

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR010296820
9781781319093
178131909X
Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures Sonia Purnell
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Gebundene Ausgabe
Aurum Press
20191008
240
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