Winston and Clementine
The Personal Letters of the Churchills
By Mary Soames
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618082513, 768pp.)
Publication Date: February 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Winston and Clementine Churchill wrote to each other constantly throughout the fifty-seven years of their life together, from the passionate and charming exchanges of their courtship until the year before Winston's death in 1965. Their letters provide rare and revealing insights into both the great political and social events of a turbulent century and the intimate world of an extraordinary partnership. Mary Soames, the only surviving child of this remarkable couple, has brought her parents to life as no biographer could. In moving detail we hear of Churchill's dramatic career and his final, deeply felt reflections on the fading of his enormous powers. And we hear Clementine, responding with her love and advice, and her belief in his destiny. Bringing these letters together for the first time, WINSTON AND CLEMENTIME is a surprising portrait of one of history's most significant figures.
Mary Soames, born in 1922, is the youngest and only surviving child of Wins
"By the end of this enormous volume, readers will find themselves marveling." The New York Times
"A permanent contribution to the history of our times." --Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.