Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table

Version: Unabridged
Author: Cita Stelzer
Narrator: Davina Porter
Genres: History, Cooking, Military
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2013
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 17 minutes
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Overview

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 an intimate setting in which to glean gossip and diplomatic insights and to argue for the many policies he espoused over a long life.

In this riveting, informative, and 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Stelzer, Cita

A freelance journalist and a Research Associate at the Hudson Institution, Cita Stelzer previously worked for John Lindsay, Mayor of New York, and Governor Hugh Carey. She is currently a Reader at Churchill College, Cambridge, and a member of the Board of the Churchill Centre and Trustee of Wigmore Hall.