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The Churchills: In Love and War

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The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The family fortunes were revived in the nineteenth century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome (Winston's mother) and Consuelo Vanderbilt (wife to Winston's cousin).

Mary S. Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, the construction of great houses, the domestic tragedies, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, papal annulment, clinical depression, and adultery.

The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston—recently voted "The Greatest Briton"—dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.

Synopsis:

The epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill, from bestselling author Mary S. Lovell.

About the Author

Mary S. Lovell is the author of the bestselling biographies The Sisters (about the Mitford family) and Straight on Till Morning (about Beryl Markham), as well as A Rage to Live, Bess of Hardwick, The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart, and several others. She lives in England. Anne Flosnik is an accomplished, multi-award-winning British actress, with lead credits for stage, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks. Anne has garnered three AudioFile Earphones Awards, an ALA Award, and four Audie Award nominations. Her narration of Little Bee by Chris Cleave was chosen as one of the Best Audiobooks of the Year 2009 by AudioFile magazine and one of the Top 40 Best Audiobooks of 2009 by Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452632056
Author:
Lovell, Mary S.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Flosnik, Anne
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1.5 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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