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No more champagne : Churchill and his money, David Lough

Label
No more champagne : Churchill and his money
Title
No more champagne
Title remainder
Churchill and his money
Statement of responsibility
David Lough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Meticulously researched by a senior private banker now turned historian, No More Champagne reveals for the first time the full extent of the iconic British war leader's private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position. Lough uses Churchill's own most private records, many never researched before, to chronicle his family's chronic shortage of money, his own extravagance and his recurring losses from gambling or trading in shares and currencies. Churchill tried to keep himself afloat by borrowing to the hilt, putting off bills and writing 'all over the place'; when all else failed, he had to ask family or friends to come to the rescue. Yet within five years he had taken advantage of his worldwide celebrity to transform his private fortunes with the same ruthlessness as he waged war, reaching 1945 with today's equivalent of £3 million in the bank. His lucrative war memoirs were still to come. Throughout the story, Lough highlights the threads of risk, energy, persuasion, and sheer willpower to survive that link Churchill's private and public lives. He shows how constant money pressures often tempted him to short-circuit the ethical standards expected of public figures in his day before usually pulling back to put duty first--except where the taxman was involved"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A meticulously researched account of the iconic British prime minister's longtime struggles with personal finances discusses his chronic money shortages, extravagant spending habits and recurring losses from gambling and trading before his celebrity enabled him to build a personal fortune
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10455476
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lough, David
Dewey number
  • 941.084092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Statesmen
  • Prime ministers
  • Politicians
Target audience
adult
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Churchill and his money
Label
No more champagne : Churchill and his money, David Lough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Head of Zeus Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Very little money on either side": the Churchills and Jeromes -- "How I long for you to be back with sacks of gold": spendthrift parents, 1875-94 -- "We are damned poor": distant Army duty, 1895-9 -- "Fine sentiments and empty stomachs do not accord": the world's highest-paid war correspondent, 1899-1900 -- "Needlessly extravagant": bachelor, author, MP, 1900-5 -- No "rich heiress": junior minister and marriage, 1906-8 -- "The Pug is décassé": the HMS Enchantress years -- "The clouds are blacker and blacker": the legacy of war, 1914-18 -- "It is like floating in a bath of cream": a timely train crash, 1918-21 -- "Our castle in the air": a country seat at last, 1921-2 -- "What about the 50,000 quid Cassel gave you?": out of office, 1923-4 -- "No more champagne is to be bought": chancellor under pressure, 1925-8 -- "Friends and former millionaires": making, and losing, a New World fortune, 1928-9 -- "He is writing all over the place": a strategy for survival, 1930-1 -- "Poor Marlborough has been shunted": trading futures, 1932-3 -- "The work piles up ahead": summoning more ghosts, 1934-5 -- "We can carry on for a year or two more": films, columns and debts, 1935-7 -- "I shall never forget": Bracken and partner to the rescue, 1937-8 -- "The future opens its jaws upon us": struggling with History, 1938-9 -- "All my arrangements depend on this payment": early burdens of war, 1939-41 -- "Taxed to the utmost": film turns the tide, 1942-5 -- "A most profitable purdah": minting the memoirs, 1945-6 -- "Agreeably impressed": selling the memoirs, 1946-8 -- "The unfolding of time. lie and fortune": racing to the finish, 1948-50 -- "An insatiable need for money": post-war Prime Minister, 1951-5 -- "I shall lay an egg a year": a third and final retirement, 1955-7 -- "Good business": sunset, 1958-65 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn897776026
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 532 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250071262
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897776026
Label
No more champagne : Churchill and his money, David Lough
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Head of Zeus Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Very little money on either side": the Churchills and Jeromes -- "How I long for you to be back with sacks of gold": spendthrift parents, 1875-94 -- "We are damned poor": distant Army duty, 1895-9 -- "Fine sentiments and empty stomachs do not accord": the world's highest-paid war correspondent, 1899-1900 -- "Needlessly extravagant": bachelor, author, MP, 1900-5 -- No "rich heiress": junior minister and marriage, 1906-8 -- "The Pug is décassé": the HMS Enchantress years -- "The clouds are blacker and blacker": the legacy of war, 1914-18 -- "It is like floating in a bath of cream": a timely train crash, 1918-21 -- "Our castle in the air": a country seat at last, 1921-2 -- "What about the 50,000 quid Cassel gave you?": out of office, 1923-4 -- "No more champagne is to be bought": chancellor under pressure, 1925-8 -- "Friends and former millionaires": making, and losing, a New World fortune, 1928-9 -- "He is writing all over the place": a strategy for survival, 1930-1 -- "Poor Marlborough has been shunted": trading futures, 1932-3 -- "The work piles up ahead": summoning more ghosts, 1934-5 -- "We can carry on for a year or two more": films, columns and debts, 1935-7 -- "I shall never forget": Bracken and partner to the rescue, 1937-8 -- "The future opens its jaws upon us": struggling with History, 1938-9 -- "All my arrangements depend on this payment": early burdens of war, 1939-41 -- "Taxed to the utmost": film turns the tide, 1942-5 -- "A most profitable purdah": minting the memoirs, 1945-6 -- "Agreeably impressed": selling the memoirs, 1946-8 -- "The unfolding of time. lie and fortune": racing to the finish, 1948-50 -- "An insatiable need for money": post-war Prime Minister, 1951-5 -- "I shall lay an egg a year": a third and final retirement, 1955-7 -- "Good business": sunset, 1958-65 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn897776026
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 532 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250071262
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897776026

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