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Chasing Churchill
By Celia Sandys

Chasing Churchill

The Travels of Winston Churchill

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Chasing Churchill by Celia Sandys

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Sir Winston Churchill was a well-traveled man. By the time he was twenty-five, his thirst for adventure had taken him to Cuba, India's North-West frontier, the Sudan, and South Africa, as well as to battle, prison, and worldwide fame. During World War II, when as prime minister he held Britain's destiny in his hands, he hazarded arduous journeys not only to confer face-to-face with his allies Roosevelt and Stalin, but also to witness firsthand the action at the front. In later years, his enduring passion for painting prompted travels to locales like Marrakech. (He took President Roosevelt there in 1943, simply to view a splendid sunset.) Celia Sandys actually accompanied her famous grandfather on some of his later travels, most memorably on a cruise aboard Aristotle Onassis's yacht Christina, but for this always-engaging book she herself has retraced his many journeys over seventy years on four continents, and sought the people who knew, entertained, consulted, or simply crossed paths with him. In their long-untold stories she finds her grandfather's character illuminated in new, revealing, and often surprising ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780786713929
ISBN-10: 0786713925
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Celia Sandys

Chasing Churchill by Celia Sandys Chasing Churchill, Paperback (March 2014)

Illustrated with photographs from the private family album, this book follows in the footsteps of some of Sir Winston Churchill's famous trips to the four corners of the world, by his granddaughter Celia Sandys.

Churchill by Celia Sandys Churchill, Paperback (December 2013)

From his birth at Blenheim Palace to his tumultuous political life in Westminster, Celia Sandys is uniquely placed to examine the life of one of the most revered Britons in history. This fully illustrated book is essential reading for anyone interested in learning more about Churchill.

Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive by Celia Sandys Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive, Paperback (August 2013)

Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

Meetings in Marrakech by Celia Sandys Meetings in Marrakech, Paperback (January 2012)

Sir Winston Churchill spent many winters in Marrakech visiting Si Hassan El Glaouis family. Sir Winston Churchill is the one who discovered that his host's son Hassan had a hidden passion, painting. This title presents paintings of both Sir Winston Churchill and Si Hassan El Glaoui that evoke Marrakech of the forties.

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