The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History - from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill

Author(s): Mary S. Lovell


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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*The story of one of the most famous of all British families - the Churchills

Meticulously detailed . . . eminently readable. --Walter Olson

Mary Lovell is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of seven previous biographies including the bestselling THE MITFORD GIRLS.

General Fields

  • : 9780349119786
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Sphere
  • : October 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary S. Lovell
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 941.0099
  • : 640
  • : Section: 32, b/w photos