In Churchill and the King, Kenneth Weisbrode explores the delicate fashioning of this important, though largely overlooked relationship.
An Intimate Look at The Powerful Pair That Led Britain Through World War 11.
King George V1 and Winston Churchill were far from natural partners, let alone allies. The reserved and cautious monarch stood in stark contrast to the exuberant and volatile prime minister who cast himself as the nation's savior. Yet together – as foils, confidants, conspirators, and comrades – the unlikely duo joined against adversity to guide Britain through the war while inspiring renewed hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself.
In Churchill and the King, Kenneth Weisbrode explores the delicate fashioning of this important, though largely overlooked relationship. Drawing on archival sources including unpublished diary entries and letters between Churchill and the King, Weisbrode shows how the two leaders, overcoming their differences, came to share a trust and loyalty that helped Britain navigate the most trying time in its history.
'An inspired, engaging comparative portrait.' Kirkus Reviews
'A thoughtful, deeply insightful account of two unconventional friends . . . joining forces to rally their countrymen and inspire the world.' Lynne Olson, author of Citizens of London
'Weisbrode's excellent book on Churchill's relationship with King George V1 is very well done and will take an honoured place on my Churchill shelf.' Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times and the New York Times Bestseller Churchill