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Affection and candor by the Churchills’ daughter Mary Soames this revised and updated biography of a lionhearted couple’s life together is not only of historic interest but deeply movin. WOW Of all the biographies I have read this one grabbed me and held my attention Purnell the author did excellent research and wove it into a compelling story of the little known woman behind the infamous Winston Churchill The book follows the history of both families and how Clementine and Winston were introduced through both wars and their deaths I found fascinating details about both of them The most striking characteristic was the resolve that Clementine had to do whatever it took to support the man she loved and help him achieve the goals they both knew he was destined to attain Purnell sums up the book deliciously by ending it withShe shored up his inadeuacies moderated his extremes and stopped him from making countless mistakes She was in a way his ultimate authority his conscience and the nearest he had to a direct line to the people Without her by his side sharing the burden it is difficult if not impossible to imagine his becoming the single minded giant who led Britain against almost impossible odds to a victory over tyranny The way she managed a character described by Attlee as fifty percent genius fifty percent bloody fool was itself a type of geniusClementine could not have invested in a partnership that was almost certainly the most important of its time Theirs was the ultimate coalition Nothing has bee seen like it to this day Yes I ask why do we know so little of this powerhouse of a woman Clementine Churchill was an enigma of her time Had Winston passed away 20 years earlier I am certain we would have seen her as a major force in the policical change arena in Great Britain The Freeze-Frame Revolution people Without her by his side sharing the burden it is difficult if not impossible to imagine his becoming the single minded giant who led Britain against almost impossible odds to a victory over tyranny The way she managed a character described by Attlee as fifty The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 percent genius fifty His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch partnership that was almost certainly the most important of its time Theirs was the ultimate coalition Nothing has bee seen like it to this day Yes I ask why do we know so little of this The Doctors Dating Bargain powerhouse of a woman Clementine Churchill was an enigma of her time Had Winston The Collection passed away 20 years earlier I am certain we would have seen her as a major force in the Whispers of Feathers policical change arena in Great Britain

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Clementine Churchill The Biography of a Marriage

Clementine Churchill shy passionate and high strung shunned publicity but was in the limelight throughout her adult life As a young woman her character intelligence and good looks won t. This book is the story of Clementine Churchill wife of the legendary Winston Churchill written by their daughter If follows Clementine until she marries Churchill and then follows both of them as a dual biography and works in the the story of their children It is an insightful look into the lives the Churchill s Their legacy and impact on the 20th century was huge and understanding them and their times is worthwhile A couple random things that stood out to me the suffragettes were surprisingly annoying with some of their outrageous behavior Clementine had a rich suitor for four years that she accepted his friendship a flower a day his gifts traveled with him But never loved him How sad for him Clementine while close to her husband and at times close to her children as they became adults had few close relationships with anyone outside of Winston How sad Winston and his life filled Clementine s whole existence and when she was well and in good form she neither desired nor needed other companions or distraction But when she was low and fretted and her batteries needed recharging it was often difficult to find a good solution As her daughters grew up she turned to each one and found company and companionship But daughters soon have their own lives careers husbands and children Clementine s diffidence in personal relationships made her hesitate to propose herself to other people because she was to shy and could not bring herself to to be a little natural and carefree in her approach Thus in a life full of people she knew much lonelinessThis book is a biography of not merely the facts about these people but it records their emotional relationship as found in their letters and through the eyes of their daughter This subject was not really something that I caughtor saw growing up My last serious relationship showed me how much I needed to learn in this area and seeing how Winston and Clementine found in each other such rest and assurance was educational While the author portrays her parents in a overall positive light she also notes their flaws as people and relationships This is not hagiography

Review Clementine Churchill The Biography of a Marriage

He attention of the impetuous Winston Churchill Their courtship was swift but their marriage proved immensely strong spanning many of the major events of the twentieth century Written with. A comprehensive book on life marriage and governing of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine Churchill A very rich book full of original letters between Winston and Clementine a lot of political facts history family life finances Clementine Churchill was a great companion to Winston C great PM s wife should be an example to current PM s wives around the world a very ambitious person who did a lot of very positive things for societies for art for women countries damaged by the wars All these things suited her much than motherhood to her 5 children And Winston was a talented writer Nobel prize for literature liked painting twice PM and also weak or perhaps not enough time for their children


10 thoughts on “Clementine Churchill The Biography of a Marriage

  1. says:

    A comprehensive biography of a woman whose marriage thrust her into the spotlight throughout her life and into the history books forever Clementine Hozier was born in 1885 the second daughter born into a very stormy marriage

  2. says:

    This book is the story of Clementine Churchill wife of the legendary Winston Churchill written by their daughter If follows Clementine until she marries Churchill and then follows both of them as a dual biography and works in the the story of their children It is an insightful look into the lives the Churchill's Their legacy and im

  3. says:

    Eye opening

  4. says:

    Having read several biographies of Winston Churchill this was an interesting read albeit this biography of Clementine was written in a loving manner by their youngest daughter and therefore should be read with this point of view with respect to her view of her parents Although it has been claimed that the Churchills had a very strong and loving marriage one wonders how much time they actually spent together in their many years

  5. says:

    A fascinating perspec

  6. says:

    A comprehensive book on life marriage and governing of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine Churchill A very rich book full of original letters between Winston and Clementine a lot of political facts history family life finances Clementin

  7. says:

    Found this to be a fascinating biography of Winston's wife Without her he would not have been the great man histor

  8. says:

    A lovely insightful portrayal of Winston and Clementine Churchill's lives and marriage

  9. says:

    WOW Of all the biographies I have read this one grabbed me and held my attention Purnell the author did excellent research and wove it into a compelling story of the little known woman behind the infamous Winston Churchill The book follows t

  10. says:

    A fascinating and long biography of Clementine Churchill wife of Winston Churchill by her youngest daughter Mary Soames The life she lived with Winston for 57 years was uite incredible and their love for each other for that same length of time was strong and tender She was 91 when she died 11 years after her husband I had

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