Lloyd George and Churchill: How Friendship Changed Politics

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Madison Books, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 231 pages
When David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill began their long friendship, one of their numerous enemies nicknamed the new friends "the Heavenly Twins" after a set of gifted, irresponsible, and inseparable twins in a late Victorian novel. In Lloyd George and Churchill: How Friendship Changed Politics, Marvin Rintala explores the lengthy and unexpected friendship between these two statesmen, from its beginning in early 1901 to its end at Lloyd George's death in 1945. Rintala examines the dynamics that shaped the friendship between two powerful men (a friendship that belied Lloyd George's statement that "there are no friends at the top") and the ways in which this friendship shaped British politics during the first half of the twentieth century.

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LLOYD GEORGE AND CHURCHILL: How Friendship Changed History

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If as the author claims, ``friendship is distinctly underdeveloped'' as a field of study, this weak account of the relationship between David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill is unlikely to promote ... Read full review


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Marvin Rintala is Professor of Political Science at Boston College.

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