Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

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An eloquent narrative of the great man's dinner-table diplomacy, this sumptuous volume is an intellectual treat for all admirers of Churchill.A friend once said of Churchill “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.” But dinners for Churchill were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and Havana cigars. “Everything” included the opportunity to use the dinner table both as a stage on which to display his brilliant conversational talents and to argue for the...

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Overview

An eloquent narrative of the great man's dinner-table diplomacy, this sumptuous volume is an intellectual treat for all admirers of Churchill.A friend once said of Churchill “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.” But dinners for Churchill were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and Havana cigars. “Everything” included the opportunity to use the dinner table both as a stage on which to display his brilliant conversational talents and to argue for the many policies he espoused over a long life.In this entertaining book, Stelzer draws on previously untapped material, diaries of guests, and a wide variety of other sources to tell of some of the key dinners at which Churchill presided before, during and after World War II.

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Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal
“To
Churchill, meals weren't just a matter of getting something to eat.
They were social occasions which he used to cement alliances and sway opponents.”
The New York Times
“These meals, and even white-linen picnics for generals in France after D-Day, are chronicled in Dinner With Churchill.”
Andrew Roberts
“A delightful and fascinating book.”
Ben Macintyre
“A delicious tribute to Churchill’s heroic appetite for wining, dining, and politicking.”
The Richmond TImes Dispatch
“A feast for foodies and history buffs alike, Dinner With Churchill offers a delicious portrait of the culinary tactics that helped Churchill end the global conflict that threatened to destroy everything he held dear.”
The Richmond Times Dispatch
“A feast for foodies and history buffs alike, Dinner With Churchill offers a delicious portrait of the culinary tactics that helped Churchill end the global conflict that threatened to destroy everything he held dear.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605985299
  • Publisher: Pegasus
  • Publication date: 12/11/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 285,614
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A freelance journalist and a Research Associate at the Hudson Institution, Cita Stelzer previouslyworked for John Lindsay, Mayor of New York, and Governor Hugh Carey. She is currently a Reader at Churchill College, Cambridge, and a member of the
Board of the Churchill Centre and Trustee of Wigmore Hall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    A extremely entertaining book full of anecdotes covering the det

    A extremely entertaining book full of anecdotes covering the details of Churchill's endeavors to influence the political leaders of World War II  over expansive dinners  for which he personally selected the menus
    Churchill truly believed that he was most persuasive while wining and dining important guests.   

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    WONDERFUL dinner conversation !

    I'd have dinner with Churchill without the champagne !!!!!!!

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