Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

by Cita Stelzer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605985299
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 799,650
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A Research Associate at the Hudson Institute,Cita Stelzerpreviouslyworked for John Lindsay, Mayor of New York, and Governor Hugh Carey. She is currently a researcher at Churchill College, Cambridge, a member of the Board of the Churchill Centre, a Trustee of Wigmore Hall, and the author of Dinner with Churchill, also available from Pegasus Books.

Table of Contents

Introduction Andrew Roberts xi

Prologue 1

Section 1

Chapter 1 The Importance of Dinners 15

Chapter 2 Meeting off Newfoundland August 1941 41

Chapter 3 Christmas in the White House December 1941-January 1942 58

Chapter 4 Dinners in Moscow August 1942 85

Chapter 5 Adana January 1943 95

Chapter 6 Teheran November 1943 100

Chapter 7 Yalta February 1945 114

Chapter 8 Meeting at Potsdam July 1945 133

Chapter 9 From Fulton to Bermuda: The Limits of Dinner-table Diplomacy 155

Section 2

Chapter 10 Food 169

Chapter 11 Champagne, Whisky and Brandy 184

Chapter 12 Cigars 206

Chapter 13 Rationing 218

Epilogue 235

Coda 243

Diners 249

Endnotes 287

Bibliography 309

Picture Credits 321

Acknowledgements 327

Index 331

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Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never considered the food and beverage angle in all that Churchill accomplished in his lifetime. Even though I am somewhat well read on Churchill. I didn't realize until I read this book that in every book that I have read on Churchill that either in the background or on a side table nearby was a great amount of food and drink of at least superior quality to create an access point for a prescribed accomplishment in Winston Churchill's planning. What a man! What a book!
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Alvira-Joan More than 1 year ago
I'd have dinner with Churchill without the champagne !!!!!!!