Lough uses Churchill’s own most private records to depict his family’s chronic shortage of money, his own extravagance and his recurring losses from gambling and trading.
Faced with financial ruin after the Great War, Churchill had to be rescued first by a loan from the former King’s financial adviser (never repaid), then by a Welsh train crash that killed a distant Irish cousin to deliver a timely inheritance.
No More Champagne reveals the breathtaking scale of Churchill’s personal risk-taking and his ability to talk or write himself out of the tightest of corners. The book is listed by The Wall Street Journal at the head of its list of the Best Biographies of 2015.
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Named a Best Biography of the Year by The Wall Street Journal and The Times of London
The fascinating story of Winston Churchill's lifetime of tangled personal finances