David and Winston: How a Friendship Changed History

David and Winston: How a Friendship Changed History

by Robert Lloyd George
     
 

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Although from different backgrounds, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill forged a close friendship, delighting in each other's wit, oratory and unconventionality.
Both were outsiders. Neither attended university. Above all, both loved political sparring—often together, in the epic parliamentary battles of the start of the century. Theirs was a deeply… See more details below

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Although from different backgrounds, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill forged a close friendship, delighting in each other's wit, oratory and unconventionality.
Both were outsiders. Neither attended university. Above all, both loved political sparring—often together, in the epic parliamentary battles of the start of the century. Theirs was a deeply personal friendship. Their real shared passion, however, was politics. For ten years between 1904 and 1914 they met together every day for a private discussion. Lloyd George profoundly influenced Churchill's political philosophy and played a formative role in his career. Drawing on unseen family archive material, Robert Lloyd George provides an intimate biography of the friendship between his great-grandfather and Churchill, from their public politics to their private passions. He throws fresh light on the two greatest statesmen of twentieth century Britain in peace and in war, and on one of the most enduring friendships in modern politics.

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Editorial Reviews

Edwin M. Yoder Jr.
Robert Lloyd George's book about his great grandfather's friendship with Churchill is a pleasantly anecdotal account of an alliance that began when the two men collaborated on the radical "people's budget" of 1909, an early adumbration of the British welfare state. Lloyd George, the radical Welsh lawyer, and Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough's soldierly grandson, made an odd couple. But their friendship survived considerable discord over party, politics and policy.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585679300
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,089,977
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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