The Eccentric Mr Churchill Little-Known Facts About the Greatest Briton

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-01-01
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara
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This fascinating book contains little-known anecdotes, facts and details from the life of Winston Churchill. As well as providing a new insight into the epochal historical events that Churchill was a part of, it documents some of the lesser known moments of his life, as well as intriguing facts about how he lived and worked, his friends and enemies, loves and hates. Did you know that Churchill invented the "belly band" around cigars? Or that a duck-billed platypus—named Winston—was sent from Australia to join Churchill’s menagerie at Chartwell? Or that he escaped from a POW camp during the Second Boer War? Or that he was a handy bricklayer in his spare time? These and many more extraordinary facts are detailed in this book.

Author Biography

Jacob F. Field is the author of Countries of the World in Minutes

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 The Early Years 11
2 Friends and Enemies 25
3 Writer and Soldier 49
4 Churchillian Recreation 69
5 Libations and Victuals 87
6 Winston’s Menagerie 99
7 The (Right) Honourable Member 111
8 The Churchill Look 135
9 Never Surrendering, Always Inspiring 143
10 At Home With Winston 165
Selected Bibliography 185
Index 187

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