The Churchills In Love and War: A Family at the Heart of History - from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill (Paperback)
|Author: Mary S. Lovell|
From the Publisher:
The First Duke ofMarlborough (1650?1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace,Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchillssometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers andwere saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The Churchills were anextraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant.Winston Churchill?recently voted ?the Greatest Briton??dominates them all. Hisfailures and his triumphs are revealed here in the context of his poignant andsometimes tragic private life.