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Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures

Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures By Sonia Purnell Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures Foreword by Harriet Walter Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography First Lady including over stu

  • Title: Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures
  • Author: Sonia Purnell
  • ISBN: 178131909
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures By Sonia Purnell Foreword by Harriet Walter Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography, First Lady , including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs Without Winston Churchill s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never Foreword by Harriet Walter Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography, First Lady , including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs Without Winston Churchill s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister By his own admission, his role in the Second World War would have been impossible but for Clemmie That Clementine should have become Britain s First Lady was by no means preordained She may have been born an aristocrat but her childhood was far from gilded Deprived of affection, a secure home and sometimes even food on the table, by the time she entered high society she had become the target of cruel snobbery Yet in Winston she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself and in his career she found her mission Theirs was a marriage that was to change the course of history.Clementine gave Winston confidence, conviction and counsel Not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of the war, she also exerted an influence over her husband and his governments that might be judged scandalous today Her ability to manage this exceptional man, and to charm Britain s allies, earned her the deep respect of world leaders, ministers, generals and critics alike While her tir
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    1. Literary Soirée on said:

      SOUL When you photograph a face.you photograph the soul behind it, said famed film director Jean Luc Godard This marvelous book, a fully illustrated edition of Sonia Purnell s famed bio FIRST LADY, includes over 100 stunning rarely seen photos revealing Clemmie as never beforeNGRYWe see her as a child hungry for love, security and even food despite her birthright as an aristocrat As a young woman bullied in high society A wife whose husband Winston, emotionally wounded as she, noneth SOUL When y [...]

    2. Moonkiszt on said:

      Clementine Churchill A Life in PicturesExquisite photographs, showing this beautiful woman, standing by her man through thick and thin, in war and peace and despite all her own unmet wishes and dreams Before reading this book, I had little to no knowledge of this woman Now I m going after I m curious and ready to spend my reading time on her.Because of the tumultuous times they lived in and in which they were photographed, throughout the 200 pages you see far than Mrs Chur Clementine Churchill A [...]

    3. Janet on said:

      When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition When it [...]

    4. Lilisa on said:

      The wife of one of the greatest British leaders who led Britain out of its darkest hour, Clementine Churchill played a significant role in her husband s career whether it was blunting the edge of his directness bordering on rudeness, or adroitly handling Charles de Gaulle when tensions ran high between him Churchill, she could be relied upon to help diffuse situations Her ability to charm people, speak her mind, yet do it gracefully and directly was a critical asset to Churchill She worked t The [...]

    5. Leah on said:

      Thank you NetGalley for an ARC.As a history buff, I ve read a lot about Winston Churchill, but ashamedly knew almost nothing about his wife Clementine, so when I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to read it Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures has two things going for it for those that don t normally read biography, or just don t have the time for a 500 page tome First off, it s short, just over 200 pages, and while the author does give us a little insight into Clementine s childhood a Th [...]

    6. ~bookworm~ on said:

      This was a very interesting insight into a woman who was so much than a dutiful wife trailing behind her husband she was a force to be reckoned with today could easily have been a politician or diplomat in her own right From her difficult childhood, Clemmie developed a strong sense of purpose She was not easily swayed, turning down several marriage proposals to very suitable young men before finally meeting a young Winston Churchill, in whom she seemed to find a kindred spirit This was a very in [...]

    7. Becky on said:

      Clementine Churchill was a woman defined by war and politics Her husband, Winston, is arguably one of the most important figures of the 20th century, however, his accomplishments would not have been possible without his wife Clementine Churchill, A Life in Pictures by Sonia Purnell examines the choices Clementine made and the lasting impacts she created Churchill represented a time when political wives were establishing their own roles and Clementine did so masterfully She took great care to Cle [...]

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