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A daughter`s tale, Mary Soames

Автор: Mary Soames
Название:  A daughter`s tale   (Рассказ дочери)
Издательство: Transworld Publishers
Классификация:
Биография и автобиография: Историческая, политическая и военная

ISBN: 0385604483
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385604482
ISBN: 0-385-60448-3
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-385-60448-2
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 501
Дата издания: 29.09.2011
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: 2 x 16 page photo inserts
Размер: 240 x 159
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
Подзаголовок: The memoir of winston and clementine churchill`s youngest child
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchills youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life--and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history.
Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal reminiscences and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was like growing up as the scion of one of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. Warm memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of the familys country estate, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic mood of England between the wars. As she matures into one of her fathers most trusted companions, we are given rare glimpses inside the glittering social milieu through which the Churchills moved--as well as the rough-and-tumble world of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was driven from office, paving the way for Winston Churchills ascension and the grueling crucible of World War II.
During the war Mary served as a gunner in the womens auxiliary, helping to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as Private M. Churchill to avoid publicity, she led a unique double life that comes vividly alive again in the retelling. Splitting her time between luncheons at Chequers--where she spent time with the likes of Lord Mountbatten--and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she was never far from the center of the action. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, never consummated, to hire spies to seduce her in order to gain access to secret British war plans. She attended the Potsdam Conference as her fathers aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly remembers as small, dapper, and rather twinkly). And when British voters overwhelmingly turned on Churchill in the 1945 election, it is left to Mary to recount the pain and devastation her father could never publicly express.
The mutual love and affection between Mary Soames and her parents pours forth from every page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughters Tale is both a moving personal history and a source of untold insight into one of the enduring icons of British national life.


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A Daughter`s Tale: The Memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill`s youngest child

Автор: Mary Soames
Название: A Daughter`s Tale: The Memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill`s youngest child
ISBN: 0552770922 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552770927
Издательство: Random House
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Цена: 893 р.
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Описание: At ninety years old, the author is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. This title follows her early life from an idyllic childhood in her own `Garden of Eden` at Chartwell to her ATS service in mixed anti-aircraft batteries during the war. It offers a glimpse into her personal diary.

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A Daughter`s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill`s Youngest Child

Автор: Soames Mary
Название: A Daughter`s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill`s Youngest Child
ISBN: 0812993330 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812993332
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1704 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

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The Story of Naxos

Автор: Nicolas Soames
Название: The Story of Naxos
ISBN: 0749956895 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749956899
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Цена: 1646 р.
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Описание: The fascinating story of how a budget classical record label became the leading provider of classical music and the man behind its success.

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Soames on the Range

Автор: Belgue Nancy
Название: Soames on the Range
ISBN: 0062026712 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062026712
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Цена: 657 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.

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All his life, fifteen-year-old San Francisco Soames has been told he is just like his father. But when his father announces that he's moving in with another man, Cisco starts questioning the resemblance. To top it off, he's suspended from school for fighting - even though all he did was provide his face as the punching bag for the school bully - and then accused of putting an old man in a coma.

Things go from bad to worse when his parents want to send him from their small town in Vermont to British Columbia to keep him out of trouble.

Trouble is the last thing Cisco wants. All he wants is to be left alone so he can figure out just how things have gone so wrong. And British Columbia That's two thousand miles away - who is going to keep an eye on his ten-year-old twin sisters while he's gone? Plus he'll be staying with his uncle, someone he's never even seen before, someone who runs a Rocky Mountain Dude ranch, someone who is known in the family as "Uncle Party."

Things couldn't get any worse, could they?

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50 great judo champions

Автор: Hicks, Simon Soames, Nicolas
Название: 50 great judo champions
ISBN: 1874572917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781874572916
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 2020 р.
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Описание: This book celebrates the outstanding individuals whose talent, ambitions, determination and courage drove them to produce their best at the moments of highest tension.

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Famous people in history

Автор: Soames, Nicolas
Название: Famous people in history
ISBN: 9626341726 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789626341728
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 1110 р.
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Описание: Alexander the Great, Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, William Shakespeare and Wolfgang Mozart all changed the world in which they lived. This history of 10 great personalities from history is accompanied by classical music and is aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds.

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