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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Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table by Cita Stelzer

An eloquent narrative of the great man's dinner-table diplomacy, this sumptuous volumeis 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605985299
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 556,549
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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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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 !!!!!!!