Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table

Cita Stelzer


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

40 B&W Illustrations

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