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

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Little, Brown, 2011 - Great Britain - 624 pages
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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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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

I've read several excellent biographies of Winston Churchill, but Mary S. Lovell has gone out on a limb here by attempting a biography of the Churchill family from the time of the 1st Duke of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizabethReynolds - LibraryThing

This book is a great read. For those who have difficulty reading history or biography this book is for you. It reads like a novel, yet is so informative. It puts a very human face on this great family, and particularly Winston and Clementine Churchill. It's a keeper! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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

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