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Riassunto: This a collection of the correspondence between Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill extending from their early days of courtship in 1908 to Winston Churchill's death in 1965. The letters serve both as a chronicle of their personal achievements and tragedies over the years and as a political and social history. In their own words they recount events such as the sinking of the Titanic, the abdication of King Edward VIII, the downfall of governments, the Depression, and the two world wars. Here are first-hand accounts from the battlefields in 1915, reflections on political triumphs and upsets, as well as domestic minutiae, foreign travel, revelations of social scandals and words of mutual support. Mary Soames complements the letters with explanatory notes, biographical details and her own personal recollections in the introduction.
Recensione: This comprehensive collection of personal correspondence between Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine has been authoritatively edited by their daughter, Mary Soames. It is a hugely enjoyable volume, as full of engaging family tittle-tattle as it is of monumental world events. Winston and Clementine married in 1908 and regularly corresponded until the year before Winston died in 1965. Reading these letters together they form what Mary Soames accurately calls "a lifelong dialogue".
They were very different people - Clementine being far more earnest, morally inflexible, and a greater worrier than her husband - but they both genuinely loved, as well as respected, each other. In a letter Winston sent from the Dardanelles in 1915 - to be opened in the event of his likely death – he not only explains how, "since I met you my darling one I have been happy", he also formally commends his wife for teaching him, "how noble a woman's heart can be". These letters were overwhelmingly written for each other's eyes only and, hard as it seems for us living in age where disclosure is the norm, Winston is always candid even about secrets from the heart of World War II. Using the most feeble of code names - Colonel Warden and Mrs Warden at one time - he happily gossips about colleagues and strategy in the certain knowledge that his indiscretion will not be matched by his wife's. A remarkable testament to an exceptional political and personal partnership. --Nick Wroe
Titolo: Speaking for Themselves: The Personal ...
Casa editrice: Doubleday
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: Fine
Edizione: 1st edn.
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Descrizione libro Doubleday (1998) 1998, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good-. Reprint. B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6.30 X 2.30 inches; xxv, 702 pages; Subtitled: The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Thick, heavy book requiring additional postage. Codice libro della libreria 14714