David Lough at the University Club

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.

Please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 to make your reservation (please note that the dress code for this event is business casual; denim is not permitted).

Event date: 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

The University Club
76 E. Monroe St.
No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250071262
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - November 3rd, 2015

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