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No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money by David Lough

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No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money by David Lough 

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Tight binding. Pages show signs of yellowing. First page corner has been clipped. Some wear to the dust cover. See images.

Product Details

  •  Format - Hardback
  • Author - David Lough
  • Pages - 532

 

Synopsis

The untold story of Winston Churchill’s precarious finances and the most original and surprising book about Churchill to emerge for many years.

The popular image of Winston Churchill, grandson of a Duke, amply dressed, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar, conjures up a man of substance, if not wealth. The reality is that Britain’s most famous twentieth-century figure lived for most of his life on a financial cliff-edge. Only fragments of information about his finances, or their impact on his public life, have ever previously emerged.

David Lough pieces the fascinating story together, with the help of unprecedented access to Churchill’s most private records, to create the first fully researched, lifetime narrative of Churchill’s private finances and business affairs. As the author unveils the scale of Churchill’s financial risk-taking, combined with an ability to talk or write himself out of the tightest of corners, the links between the private man and public figure become clear.

 

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