Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table

Yummy. A reader can choose among hundreds of books by and about Winston Churchill to learn about his life and times. Within the past year, several major tomes have been released. Hidden in this vast array of choices is a delightful and enjoyable book by Cita Stelzer titled, Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table. No matter how much or how little a reader knows about Churchill, chances are one has the impression that this man liked to eat and drink. Stelzer explores that theme and debunks many of the myths about Churchill’s excesses. I came away from the book with the perspective that his drinking was moderate while frequent. His dining was with a bias toward plain food and focused conversation: a meal with him was an opportunity to move an agenda forward. During his world travels, he ate on tummy time, not based on the local time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it highly, especially to any reader interested in Churchill or his era. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Dinner with Churchill from amazon.com.

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