Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - 702
Winston and Clementine Churchill wrote to each other constantly throughout the fifty-seven years of their life together, from the passionate and charming exchanges of their courtship until the year before Winston's death in 1965. Their letters provide rare and revealing insights into both the great political and social events of a turbulent century and the intimate world of an extraordinary partnership. Mary Soames, the only surviving child of this remarkable couple, has brought her parents to life as no biographer could. In moving detail we hear of Churchill's dramatic career and his final, deeply felt reflections on the fading of his enormous powers. And we hear Clementine, responding with her love and advice, and her belief in his destiny. Bringing these letters together for the first time, WINSTON AND CLEMENTIME is a surprising portrait of one of history's most significant figures.
 

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WINSTON AND CLEMENTINE: The Personal Letters of the Churchills

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In a moving commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Winston Churchill's birth, Soames, his last surviving child (Family Album, 1982; Clementine Churchill, 1979), presents a large selection of the ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Soames, daughter of Winston and Clementine Churchill and author of other books on the family, has edited a collection of her parents' letters, some of them published here for the first time. From ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Introduction
1
COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
7
SETTING OUT
18
HOME OFFICE
39
ADMIRALTY
58
HARVEST OF WAR
99
THE DARDANELLES
107
PLUG STREET
140
NONE SO DEAF
420
PEACE WITH DISHONOUR
438
INTO THE BREACH AGAIN
453
JOURNEYINGS AND PARLEYINGS
471
TIDE OF VICTORY
496
WORLDS APART
519
BLESSING IN DISGUISE
532
NO 10 AGAIN
562

HIS TRUE PLACE
184
LAST HEAVE
203
PIPING IN PEACE
218
DARK YEAR
236
NO SEAT NO PARTY NO APPENDIX
263
NUMBER ELEVEN
287
WESTWARD LOOK THE LAND IS BRIGHT
334
NOT WANTED ON VOYAGE
350
BUT THERES AN ISLAND YONDER
363
DARKENING HORIZONS
401
TIME TO GO
578
SEEKING SUNSHINE
593
KEEP RIGHT ON TO THE END OF THE ROAD
615
LENGTHENING SHADOWS
635
Biographical Notes
648
Nicknames and Aliases
663
Bibliography
666
Index
669
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Mary Soames, born in 1922, is the youngest and only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. During World War II she served in mixed antiaircraft batteries in England and northwestern Europe and accompanied her father as an aide on several wartime overseas journeys. In 1947 she married Captain Christopher Soames, later Lord Soames, the politician and diplomat, a vice president of the European Commission and the last governor of Southern Rhodesia. He died in 1987; they had five children. She is the author of Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage, which won the Wolfson Prize for history, A Churchill Family Album, The Profligate Duke, and Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter.

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