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In the welter of popular stories and reminiscences about Churchill (many of them more legend than fact), it can be easy to forget that he was more than an inspirational leader and figurehead to a nation and its allies. In spite of his many and varied successes, Britain’s last great wartime Prime Minister was not free from the foibles, fallibility, bad temper, pig-headednes In the welter of popular stories and reminiscences about Churchill (many of them more legend than fact), it can be easy to forget that he was more than an inspirational leader and figurehead to a nation and its allies. In spite of his many and varied successes, Britain’s last great wartime Prime Minister was not free from the foibles, fallibility, bad temper, pig-headedness and vanity that are so often the shadows of such greatness. Beyond the demands of his political career he lived a full and varied life, sailing with his beloved wife, Clemmie, on the Admiralty yacht Enchantress, owning racehorses, playing polo, entertaining friends and family; all of which, and more, find a place in this book. With a light touch and a great – though not always uncritical – affection for his subject, Patrick Delaforce reveals many little-known facets of this illustrious man and his incredible life. Winston Churchill: the Great Man’s Life in Anecdotes is a treasury of anecdote and recollection, an insight into Churchill’s larger-than-life personality, a record of his often caustic, yet brilliant wit, and, by the use of long out-of-print and forgotten sources, a lasting testament to his remarkable, indeed immeasurable, contribution to the modern world.


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In the welter of popular stories and reminiscences about Churchill (many of them more legend than fact), it can be easy to forget that he was more than an inspirational leader and figurehead to a nation and its allies. In spite of his many and varied successes, Britain’s last great wartime Prime Minister was not free from the foibles, fallibility, bad temper, pig-headednes In the welter of popular stories and reminiscences about Churchill (many of them more legend than fact), it can be easy to forget that he was more than an inspirational leader and figurehead to a nation and its allies. In spite of his many and varied successes, Britain’s last great wartime Prime Minister was not free from the foibles, fallibility, bad temper, pig-headedness and vanity that are so often the shadows of such greatness. Beyond the demands of his political career he lived a full and varied life, sailing with his beloved wife, Clemmie, on the Admiralty yacht Enchantress, owning racehorses, playing polo, entertaining friends and family; all of which, and more, find a place in this book. With a light touch and a great – though not always uncritical – affection for his subject, Patrick Delaforce reveals many little-known facets of this illustrious man and his incredible life. Winston Churchill: the Great Man’s Life in Anecdotes is a treasury of anecdote and recollection, an insight into Churchill’s larger-than-life personality, a record of his often caustic, yet brilliant wit, and, by the use of long out-of-print and forgotten sources, a lasting testament to his remarkable, indeed immeasurable, contribution to the modern world.

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