Clementine

Clementine

The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
A long-overdue tribute to the extraordinary woman behind Winston Churchill By Winston Churchill's own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been "impossible without her." Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill's wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR's initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain's close relationship with America. It also provides a surprising account of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their differing approaches to the war effort. Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine was the target of cruel snobbery. Many wondered why Winston married her, but their marriage proved to be an exceptional partnership. Beautiful and intelligent, but driven by her own insecurities, she made his career her mission. Any real consideration of Winston Churchill is incomplete without an understanding of their relationship, and Clementine is both the first real biography of this remarkable woman and a fascinating look inside their private world.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books ;, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: phonogram 2015
ISBN: 9781490698083
Characteristics: 1 online resource (17 hr., 33 min.)
analog, Digital recording, rda
data file, rda

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
p
poodlegirl
Jul 05, 2018

Really interesting portrayal of this woman who's never received the attention and appreciation she deserves. She is, without a doubt, THE woman behind the man. Without her, I truly believe Winston would have been a very weak and ineffective leader. The reader is excellent.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at my library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top