Winston Churchill [electronic resource] : a biographical companion /
Chris Wrigley.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002.
xxvi, 367 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
0874369908 (hard cover : alk. paper)
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Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002.
0874369908 (hard cover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-355) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Chris Wrigley is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Nottingham and has spent most of his academic carcer studying Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-04-01:
Wrigley (British history, Univ. of Nottingham) specializes in Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George. This series ("ABC-CLIO Biographical Companions") intends to provide encyclopedic guides to lives of men and women who have had significant impact on social, political, and cultural developments in the West. Wrigley expects "to give ready access to information about all aspects of Churchill's remarkable career and events and people with whom he was most closely associated." Arranged alphabetically, the entries are supplemented with familiar black-and-white illustrations of Churchill with other people and by a chronology of his life, an index, and a list of entries. The selected bibliography lacks annotations and cites many works about Churchill, but does not list his own. Most entries end with cross-references, and all have two to six bibliographic references. Unlike entries in subject dictionaries of British history or DNB, these entries relate Churchill to the subject; e.g., the entry "Bladon" (the parish church of Blenheim Palace) has no information about the church itself, but only that Churchill is buried there. Entries for minor relatives, particularly women, may be less easy to find in other biographical works. Most entries are biographical, but among the B's are topical entries for "Black and Tans," "Bermuda Conference," "Battle of Britain," "Boer War." Students who are required to ferret out details of correspondence between, e.g., Roosevelt and Churchill, by using reference sources will be disappointed by omissions in Wrigley's book: neither Mackenzie King (premier of Canada) nor Stanislaw Mikolajczyk (exiled premier of Poland) are included. Wrigley provides no information about how entries were chosen. The book's narrow scope fits it better to circulating collections than reference. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Undergraduates. A. H. Widder Michigan State University
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"Recommended." - Choice
"This book is a valuable resource for browsing or for research on specific people, places, or events connected to Churchill ... Recommended ." - Library Media Connection
"This book is a valuable resource for browsing or for research on specific people, places, or events connected to Churchill ... Recommended." - Library Media Connection
" ... even throughout ... This book is highly recommended for any library or other collection with one or more Churchill biographies on the shelves, which one would hope means that this book is recommended for all libraries." - American Reference Books Annual
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Description for Reader
. Contains 241 A-Z cross-referenced entries from the Atlantic Charter to the Yalta Conference . Includes over 40 photos chronicling Churchill's illustrious political career and a chronology of key events from his birth in 1874 to his state funeral in 1965
Description for Reader
. Contains many interesting and enjoyable accounts of those whom Churchill knew and worked with and provides fascinating details and insights into his relationships with many of his contemporaries . Supplements the large number of biographies of Churchill and reveals many little-known aspects of his life
Description for Reader
'¢ Contains many interesting and enjoyable accounts of those whom Churchill knew and worked with and provides fascinating details and insights into his relationships with many of his contemporaries '¢ Supplements the large number of biographies of Churchill and reveals many little-known aspects of his life
Main Description
This illustrated A-Z biographical companion presents information about all aspects of Winston Churchill's remarkable career, spotlighting the events and people with whom he was most closely associated.
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Features: - Contains many interesting and enjoyable accounts of those whom Churchill knew and worked with and provides fascinating details and insights into his relationships with many of his contemporaries- Based on up-to-date research, this volume saves the reader from the laborious and time-consuming task of using indexes to access specific information from the standard biographies of Churchill
Description for Reader
Contains many interesting and enjoyable accounts of those whom Churchill knew and worked with and provides fascinating details and insights into his relationships with many of his contemporaries Supplements the large number of biographies of Churchill and reveals many little-known aspects of his life
Long Description
When Winston Churchill was still in his teens, he was already a man in a hurrypartly due to his fear that, like his father, he would die young. Born into aristocratic politics, he sought glory through battle as a means to secure a position in politics, fame, and money through the writing of books. To promote their careers, both he and his father made full use of their family connections and the allure of their social life. Among the telling details revealed are that his mother, Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph), was an American heiress and was his major adviser and reliable friend when he was younger, and that his wife, Clementine, disliked and distrusted many of Winston's political cronies. This A-Z biographical dictionary covers everything from his grandiose spending, trademark agar and whiskey sodas, and silk underwear to his mother's many marriages and affairs, and his relationships with Edward VIII and Queen Elizabeth II.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Winston Churchill: A Biographical Companionp. 1
Abbey Division of Westminster By-Election (1924)p. 1
Abdication Crisis (1936)p. 2
Addison, Christopher (Viscount Addison of Stallingborough, 1869-1951)p. 3
Adenauer, Konrad (1876-1967)p. 5
Admiralty, First Lord of (1911-1915)p. 6
Admiralty, First Lord of (1939-1940)p. 9
Agadir (July 1911)p. 11
Air, Secretary of State for (1919-1921)p. 11
Alcoholp. 12
Aldershotp. 13
Alexander, Albert Victor (1885-1965)p. 14
Alexander of Tunis, Field Marshal Earl the Honorable Harold Rupert Leofric George (1891-1969)p. 15
Amery, Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett (1873-1955)p. 16
Anderson, Sir John (Viscount Waverley, 1882-1958)p. 18
Antwerpp. 19
Appeasementp. 21
Ashley, Maurice Percy (1907-1994)p. 22
Asquith, Herbert Henry (First Earl of Oxford and Asquith, 1852-1928)p. 23
Asquith, Margot (Countess of Oxford and Asquith, 1864-1945)p. 26
Astor, Lady Nancy Witcher Langhorne (1879-1964)p. 27
Atlantic Charter (August 1941)p. 29
Atomic Bombp. 30
Attlee, Clement Richard (First Earl Attlee, 1883-1967)p. 32
Auchinleck, Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre (1884-1981)p. 35
Aviation (1909-1919)p. 36
Baldwin, Stanley (Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, 1867-1947)p. 39
Balfour, Arthur James, First Earl (1848-1930)p. 41
Bangalorep. 44
Barnes, George Nicholl (1859-1940)p. 45
Battenberg, Prince Louis Alexander of (First Marquess of Milford Haven, 1854-1921)p. 46
Battle of Britain (1940)p. 47
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)p. 47
Beatty, David (Earl, 1871-1936)p. 48
Beaverbrook, Lord (William Maxwell Aitken, 1879-1964)p. 49
Benn, Tony (Anthony Wedgwood Benn, 1925-)p. 53
Berlin, Sir Isaiah (1909-1997)p. 54
Berlin Blockade (June 1948-May 1949)p. 56
Bermuda Conference (December 1953)p. 56
Berners, Lord (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt, 1883-1950)p. 58
Bertie, Lady Gwendeline Theresa Mary (1885-1941)p. 58
Bevan, Aneurin (1897-1960)p. 59
Beveridge, Sir William (1872-1963)p. 60
Bevin, Ernest (1881-1951)p. 61
Bibesco, Princess Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy (1897-1945)p. 63
Birdwood, Field Marshal Lord William Riddell (1865-1951)p. 64
Birkenhead, Earl of (Frederick Edwin Smith, 1872-1930)p. 65
Black and Tans (1919-1922)p. 66
Bladonp. 67
Blenheim Palacep. 68
Board of Trade, President of (1908-1910)p. 68
Boer War (1899-1902)p. 69
Bonar Law, Andrew (1858-1923)p. 70
Bonham Carter, Lady Violet (Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, 1887-1969)p. 72
Boothby, Robert John Graham (Lord Boothby, 1900-1986)p. 74
Botha, Louis (1862-1919)p. 75
Bracken, Brendan (1901-1958)p. 76
Bridges, Edward Ettingdene (Baron, 1892-1969)p. 79
Brodrick, William St. John Freemantle (Earl of Midleton, 1856-1942)p. 80
Brook, Norman Craven (Lord Normanbrook, 1902-1967)p. 81
Brooke, Field Marshal Sir Alan (Viscount Alanbrooke, 1883-1963)p. 82
Brooke, Rupert (1887-1915)p. 84
Brownrigg, Rear Admiral Sir Douglas Egremont Robert (1867-1939)p. 85
Burns, John Elliott (1858-1943)p. 86
Butler, Richard Austen ("Rab") (Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, 1902-1982)p. 88
Buxton, Sydney Charles (Earl Buxton, 1853-1934)p. 89
Cadogan, Sir Alexander Montagu George (1884-1968)p. 93
Cairo Conference (November 1943)p. 94
Campbell-Bannerman, Sir Henry (1836-1908)p. 95
Cartland, John Ronald Hamilton (1907-1940)p. 96
Casablanca Conference (January 1943)p. 97
Cassel, Sir Ernest Joseph (1852-1921)p. 98
Cecil, Lord Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne (Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 1864-1958)p. 99
Cecil, Lord Hugh Richard Heathcote (Baron Quickswood, 1869-1956)p. 100
Chamberlain, (Arthur) Neville (1869-1940)p. 101
Chamberlain, Joseph (1836-1914)p. 103
Chamberlain, Joseph Austen (1863-1937)p. 105
Chanakp. 107
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1915)p. 108
Chancellor of the Exchequer (1924-1929)p. 108
Chartwell Manorp. 109
Churchill, Clarissa (Countess of Avon, 1920-)p. 111
Churchill, Clementine (Lady Spencer-Churchill, 1885-1977)p. 112
Churchill, Diana Spencer (1909-1963)p. 115
Churchill, John Strange Spencer ("Jack") (1880-1947)p. 117
Churchill, Lady Randolph (1854-1921)p. 118
Churchill, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer (1849-1895)p. 122
Churchill, Marigold Frances (1918-1921)p. 123
Churchill, Mary (Lady Mary Soames, 1922-)p. 123
Churchill, Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer (1911-1968)p. 125
Churchill, Sarah Millicent Hermione (Lady Audley, 1914-1982)p. 127
Churchill, Winston Spencer (1940-)p. 129
The Churchill Papers (Sir Winston's)p. 130
Cigarsp. 130
Claverton Manorp. 131
Cockran, William Bourke (1854-1923)p. 131
Colonies, Secretary of State for the (1921-1922)p. 132
Colonies, Under Secretary of State for the (1905-1908)p. 133
Colville, Sir John Rupert (1915-1987)p. 135
Cooper, Alfred Duff (Viscount Norwich, 1890-1954)p. 136
Cooper, Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud (Viscountess Norwich, 1892-1986)p. 137
Coward, Sir Noel Peirce (1899-1973)p. 139
Crete (May 1941)p. 140
Crewe, Marquess of (Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, 1858-1945)p. 140
Cripps, Sir (Richard) Stafford (1889-1952)p. 141
Croft, Sir Henry Page (Baron Croft, 1881-1947)p. 143
Cromer, First Earl of (Evelyn Baring, 1841-1917)p. 144
Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658)p. 145
Crookshank, Henry Frederick Comfort (Viscount Crookshank, 1893-1961)p. 145
Cuba (1895)p. 146
Cunningham, Admiral Andrew Browne (Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, 1883-1963)p. 147
Curzon, George Nathaniel (Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, 1859-1925)p. 148
Dardanelles Commission (1916-1917)p. 151
Davidson, John Colin Campbell (Viscount Davidson, 1889-1970)p. 152
De Forest, Baron Arnold Maurice (Count de Bendern, 1879-)p. 154
De Gaulle, General Charles Andre Joseph Marie (1890-1970)p. 154
Denikin, General Anton Ivanovich (1872-1947)p. 157
Dill, Field Marshal Sir John Green (1881-1944)p. 158
Disraeli, Benjamin (First Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881)p. 159
Dowding, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Caswall Tremenheere (Baron Dowding of Bentley Prior, 1882-1970)p. 160
Eden, Sir (Robert) Anthony (Earl of Avon, 1897-1977)p. 163
Education Act (1944)p. 165
Edward VII, King (1841-1910)p. 166
Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor, 1894-1972)p. 168
Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969)p. 170
Elgin, Ninth Earl of (1849-1917)p. 171
Elizabeth II, Queen (1926-)p. 172
Everest, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann (1833-1895)p. 174
Farouk, King (1920-1965)p. 177
Fisher, John Arbuthnot (Admiral Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, 1841-1920)p. 177
French, Sir John Denton Pinkstone (Earl of Ypres, 1852-1925)p. 182
Fulton Speech (5 March 1946)p. 183
Gallipoli (1915-1916)p. 185
The General Strike (1926)p. 188
George V, King (1865-1936)p. 189
George VI, King (1895-1952)p. 191
Gibbon, Edward (1737-1794)p. 192
Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898)p. 193
Gort, Field Marshal Lord (John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 1886-1946)p. 194
Gott, William Henry Ewart (1897-1942)p. 195
Gough, General Sir Hubert de la Poer (1870-1963)p. 196
Great Contemporaries (1937)p. 196
Grey, Sir Edward (Viscount Grey of Fallodon, 1862-1933)p. 197
Guest, Frederick Edward (1875-1937)p. 198
Guest, Sir Ivor Churchill (Viscount Wimborne, 1873-1939)p. 199
Haldane, Richard Burdon (Viscount Haldane of Cloan, 1856-1928)p. 201
Halifax, Earl of (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1881-1959)p. 202
Hamilton, Sir Ian Standish Monteith (1853-1947)p. 204
Hankey, Sir Maurice Pascal Alers (Baron Hankey, 1877-1963)p. 206
Hardie, James Keir (1856-1915)p. 207
Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward (1920-1997)p. 208
Harriman, William Averell (1891-1986)p. 209
Harris, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers (1892-1984)p. 212
Harrowp. 213
Hart, Sir Basil Henry Liddell (1895-1970)p. 215
Harvie-Watt, Sir George Steven (1903-1989)p. 215
Hirohito, Emperor (1901-1989)p. 216
A History of the English Speaking Peoples (1956-1958)p. 217
Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)p. 218
Hoare, Sir Samuel John Gurney (Viscount Templewood, 1880-1959)p. 219
Home Secretary (1910-1911)p. 221
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd (1890-1946)p. 221
Hore-Belisha, Isaac Leslie (Baron Hore-Belisha of Devonport, 1893-1957)p. 224
Industrial Charter (1947)p. 225
Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker Hobart (Viscount Caldecote, 1876-1947)p. 225
Ismay, General Sir Hastings Lionel (Lord Ismay, 1887-1965)p. 226
Jewish Infantry Brigadep. 229
Kitchener, Horatio Herbert (First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, 1850-1916)p. 231
Lansbury, George (1859-1940)p. 235
Lavery, Lady Hazel (1880-1935)p. 236
Lawrence, Thomas Edward (1888-1935)p. 237
Lend Lease Act (March 1941)p. 238
Liberalism and the Social Problem (1909)p. 240
Lindemann, Frederick Alexander (Lord Cherwell, 1886-1957)p. 240
Lloyd George, David (Earl of Dwyfor, 1863-1945)p. 242
Londonderry Arms Hotelp. 245
Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil (1891-1963)p. 246
Lyttelton, Oliver (Viscount Chandos, 1893-1972)p. 247
Lytton, Pamela (Countess of Lytton, 1874-)p. 248
Macaulay, Thomas Babington (Baron Macaulay, 1800-1859)p. 249
Macmillan, (Maurice) Harold (Earl of Stockton, 1894-1986)p. 249
Marlborough (1933-1938)p. 252
Marlborough, Ninth Duke of (1871-1934)p. 253
Marlborough, Tenth Duke of (1897-1972)p. 253
Marsh, Sir Edward Howard (1872-1953)p. 254
Masterman, Charles Frederick Gurney (1874-1927)p. 256
Mawdsley, James (1848-1902)p. 256
McKenna, Reginald (1863-1943)p. 258
Menzies, Robert Gordon (1894-1978)p. 259
Milner, Alfred (Viscount Milner, 1854-1925)p. 261
Monckton, Walter Turner (Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, 1891-1965)p. 262
Montague Browne, Anthony (1923-)p. 264
Montgomery, Bernard Law (Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, 1887-1976)p. 264
Moran, First Baron (Charles McMoran Wilson, 1882-1977)p. 267
Morton, Sir Desmond (1891-1971)p. 268
Mr. Brodrick's Army (1903)p. 269
Munitions, Minister of (1917-1919)p. 270
Murray, Edmund (1917-1996)p. 270
Mussolini, Benito Amilcare Andrea (1883-1945)p. 271
My African Journey (1908)p. 272
Onassis, Aristotle Socrates (1906-1975)p. 275
The Other Clubp. 276
Painting as a Pastime (1948)p. 277
The People's Rights (1910)p. 278
Placentia Bay Conference (August 1941)p. 278
Plumb, Sir John Harold (1911-2001)p. 279
Portal, Air Marshal Sir Charles (1893-1971)p. 280
Potsdam Conference (July 1945)p. 281
Pound, Sir Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers (1877-1943)p. 283
Quebec Conference, First (August 1943)p. 285
Quebec Conference, Second (September 1944)p. 285
Reves, Emery (1904-1981)p. 287
Riddell, Lord (George Allardice Riddell, 1865-1934)p. 288
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)p. 289
Rosebery, Earl of (Archibald Philip Primrose, 1847-1929)p. 290
Salisbury, Lord (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 1830-1903)p. 293
Sandys, Edwin Duncan (Baron Duncan-Sandys, 1908-1987)p. 294
Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine (1886-1967)p. 295
Savrola (1900)p. 296
Scrymgeour, Edwin (1866-1947)p. 297
The Secret Servicep. 298
Seely, John Edward Bernard (First Baron Mottistone, 1868-1947)p. 302
Sidney Street, Siege of (1911)p. 305
Sinclair, Sir Archibald Henry MacDonald (Viscount Thurso, 1890-1970)p. 306
Slim, Field Marshal Sir William Joseph (Viscount Slim of Burma, 1891-1970)p. 307
Smuts, Jan Christian (1870-1950)p. 309
Soames, (Arthur) Christopher John (Baron Soames, 1920-1987)p. 312
Spears, Major General Sir Edward Louis (1886-1974)p. 313
Stalin, Joseph (Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili, 1879-1953)p. 316
Sutherland, Graham Vivian (1903-1980)p. 317
Swinton, Earl of (Philip Cunliffe-Lister, 1884-1972)p. 318
Tehran Conference (November-December 1943)p. 321
Thompson, Walter H.p. 322
Tito, Josip Broz (1892-1980)p. 324
Tonypandy (1910)p. 326
Trade Boards Act (1909)p. 327
Tree, (Arthur) Ronald Lambert Field (1897-1976)p. 328
Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876-1962)p. 329
Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972)p. 330
War, Secretary of State for (1919-1921)p. 333
Wavell, Field Marshal Archibald Percival (Early Wavell, 1883-1950)p. 333
Wingate, Major General Orde Charles (1903-1944)p. 335
Winterton, Earl of (Edward Turnour, 1883-1962)p. 336
Woolton, Earl of (Frederick James Marquis, 1883-1964)p. 337
The World Crisis (1923-1931)p. 339
Yalta Conference (February 1945)p. 341
Chronologyp. 343
Bibliographyp. 349
Indexp. 357
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