Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

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by Cita Stelzer
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605985299
Publisher:
Pegasus
Publication date:
12/11/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
481,824
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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