Working with Winston


By: Cita Stelzer
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781786695864
Published: 2 May 2019
RRP / Print Price: £20.00

Working with Winston

To maintain the pace at which he worked as a parliamentarian, cabinet minister, war leader, writer and painter, Churchill required a vast female staff of secretaries, typists and others. For these women Churchill was an intimidating boss; he was a man of prodigious energy, who imposed unusual and demanding schedules on those around him, and who combined a callous-seeming disregard with sincere solicitude for their well-being. Churchill was no ordinary employer: he did not live by the clock on the office wall. He expected those who worked with and for him to live by that timetable. Despite these often unreasonable demands, Churchill inspired an enduring loyalty and affection amongst the women who worked for him.

Drawing on the wealth of oral testimonies of Churchill's many secretaries held in the Churchill Archive in Cambridge, Cita Stelzer author of Dinner with Churchill brings to life the experiences of a legion of women whose stories have hitherto remained unpublished in journals and letters. In recapturing their memories of working for and with Churchill of famous people met, of travels abroad, of taking dictation in non-air-conditioned aeroplanes, of working though whisky-fuelled nights she paints an original and memorable biographical portrait of one of the twentieth century's iconic statesmen.



Some books that may interest you

The Iraq War
The Iraq War
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones

The Little Lead Soldier
The Little Lead Soldier
By: Hugh D. Wise

Home From War
Home From War
By: Martyn Compton, Michelle Compton, Marnie Summerfield Smith

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Continuation of the German 1918 Offensives
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Continuation of the German 1918 Offensives
By: Paul Oldfield

Evolution of Airborne Operations 1939 - 1945
Evolution of Airborne Operations 1939 - 1945
By: Col Roy Stanley II USAF

Machine-Guns of Two World Wars
Machine-Guns of Two World Wars
By: John Walter

Eyewitness In the Crimea
Eyewitness In the Crimea
By: Michael Hargreave Mawson

The Last British Battleship
The Last British Battleship
By: Ray Burt

Churchill Tanks
Churchill Tanks
By: Dennis Oliver

Graves & Sassoon
Graves & Sassoon
By: Philip Guest, Helen McPhail

Darwin Spitfires
Darwin Spitfires
By: Anthony Cooper

Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Aircraft, Warships and Missiles
Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Aircraft, Warships and Missiles
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Supporting Tunnelling Operations in the Great War
Supporting Tunnelling Operations in the Great War
By: Damien Finlayson

The Defeat of Rome
The Defeat of Rome
By: Gareth C Sampson

The World of the Battleship
The World of the Battleship
By: Bruce Taylor



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information