Churchill and the King (Paperback)

The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI

By Kenneth Weisbrode

Penguin Books, 9780143125990, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

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"Wonderfully readable. . . . This is popular history at its best." --The Daily Beast

King George VI and Winston Churchill were not destined to be partners, let alone allies. Yet together--as foils, confidants, conspirators, and comrades--the unlikely duo guided Britain through war while inspiring renewed hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself. In Churchill and the King, Kenneth Weisbrode explores the delicate fashioning of this important, though largely overlooked, relationship. The king and Churchill met nearly every week in private over lunch during the war. As they worked through the many problems facing their nation and empire, they came to realize that they had more in common than anyone could have guessed. Despite their differences, the trust and loyalty they eventually shared helped Britain navigate the most trying time in its history.

About the Author

Kenneth Weisbrode is a writer and historian living in Turkey. His previous book is The Atlantic Century: Four Generations of Extraordinary Diplomats who Forged America's Vital Alliance with Europe.