Winston Churchill's Mother and Her World
By (author) Charles Higham
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Dark Lady by Charles Higham
Book DescriptionJennie Jerome was a controversial American society girl and mother of Britain's most revered statesman, Winston Churchill. A single-minded and dynamic woman she was an early feminist, advocate of Irish independence, and, above all, was notorious for her promiscuity. Charles Higham draws from previously overlooked sources to provide much that is startlingly new about the remarkable and tempestuous life of Jennie Jerome. The book charts her luxurious New York upbringing, her eyebrow-raising entry into the British aristocracy through marriage to Lord Randolph Churchill, son of the Duke of Marlborough, her endless line of liaisons with men of vastly inferior years, and a very different sort of affair in the highest of high places - with the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII (one of many kings and princes to win her affection). Passionately in love with life, expressive of her sexuality when women were supposed to hide it, beautiful and independent minded, Jennie Jerome was decades ahead of her time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753512005
(194mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Charles Higham
Charles Higham, a former New York Times feature writer, is the author of Howard Hughes: The Secret Life, one of the sources for the film The Aviator. His Mrs Simpson: Secret Lives of the Duchess of Windsor, has been a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and he has written bestselling biographies of Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Orson Welles.
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