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10 thoughts on “No More Champagne

  1. says:

    Is it possible for a book to be tedious and interesting at the same time That s my reaction to No More Champagne.Tedious, in that the author goes into Winston Churchill s finances in excruciating detail There doesn t seem to be a single receipt or bank statement in Churchill s entire life that the author doesn t examine and analyze for us And he takes great pains to be impassive and factual which is always difficult in a non textbook.But interesting, because it is so intriguing to see how messed up, and even borderline corrupt, Churchill s financial life was Not that he s different from anyone else How many of us would appreciate seeing a book written about how we handle our finances In addition to the well publicized findings that Churchill consistently spent than he made, and that his notorious deep depressions seemed to coincide with his biggest financial woes, there were many specific details that really surprised me.For example Despite the title of the book, incredible amounts of champagne were consumed in the Churchill residence During April and May of 1949, Churchill s staff recorded the consumption of 454 bottles of champagne plus 311 bottles of wine, 58 bottles of brandy, 56 bottles of whisky, 58 bottles of sherry and 69 bottles of port Page 357, with a photograph of the actual inventory ...


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    If you believe like I do that it was Churchill who saved civilization, and if you are Iike me and have read numerous biographies and autobiographies of him, nothing can quite prepare you for the fresh look this book offers of him Born to a certain level of privilege, it never seemed to occur to him that living below his means might take some pressure off He spent no pun intended his entire adult life at the edge of economic disaster He spent every nickel he ever made and had to depend on the kindness of strangers to bail him out many many times His irresponsibility with money could had led to so many dire consequences for the world.At one point, he inhe...


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    Using a thorough review of the family accounts, Lough reconstructs a mind boggling lifetime of utter financial lunacy Although technically provided for from the waning Marlborough fortunes, Churchill s father and mother were capable of immense self delusion and shell game financial behavior, which Churchill embraced starting as a child For the rest of his life, he would frantically write himself out of bankruptcy corners, get wealthy friends to bail him out, and shift assets around while relying on reputation and traditional deference to put off creditor...


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    Lough does an outstanding job using Churchill s letters, bills, and other writings to reveal the recklessness with which he conducted his financial affairs and how money worries dominated his thinking throughout his life The Churchill texts are supported by letters from collaborators, creditors, financiers, publishers, family members, and others that make crystal clear the precariousness of Churchill s financial position.An engrossing read that reveals much about the character of one of the 20th...


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    An eye opening account of Winston Churchill s finances it accomplishes the strange task of being mind numbingly boring and utterly shocking and infuriating all at the same time I started it off with a bang but ultimately became bogged down in the excruciating detail of Winnie s stocks, trusts, gambling, racehorses, not to mention his distaste for paying tax on his very substantial income After I struggled to the end, I ve come to the conclusion that it was a fascinating topic made much less fascinating by the lack of any real analysis of the factors that led Churchill to behave the way he did I suspect it really needed an experienced biographer to work hand in hand with the author What I found most illuminating, was Churchill s propensity to take on massive book and newspaper article writing jobs to cover the bills, and then farm out the writing and research to a team of people ...


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    It s difficult for a biographer to find an in or a niche to write a biography around Particularly a biography of Winston Churchill, who not only was the subject of many books, but who also wrote numerous autobiographies and memoirs There s not much left for a new biographer to cover but British author David Lough finds one in his new biography, No More Champagne Churchill and His Money Lough comes at his subject not as an historian, but rather after a long career as a private banker He has an expertise that shows well in his examination of Churchill s life from a financial point of view.Winston Churchill was in debt most of his life But it was a gentleman s debt he owed money to maintain his lifestyle His parents American mother and British father lived beyond their means His mother, in particular, lived on the edge of financial failing which was the result of her profligate spending There seemed to be little incentive for any of the Churchills to maintain a budget borrowed and gifted money was easily obtained Bills to shops were rung up with little regard to their ultimate payment or the effect of late payment to the vendor David Lough s book is filled with detail about Churchill s spending on houses, drink and cigars, and gambling He gambled in casinos and in the stock market He also tended to lose than he won Occasionally, when pressed for money, he would decree a period of budgeting, but the periods never seemed to last for very long or were effectiv...


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    A tale of how easy it was for a man with a reputation and an inheritance held in trust to bully the banks and even the Inland Revenue Something of an asymmetric account, because you never got a terribly good idea of what the people who bailed Churchill out expected to get for it maybe it is long enough ago that the feeling of having helped out the great politician of the age was reward enough, but I would have liked to see the figures for equivalent deals with other people so you knew whether paying tens of thousands of dollars for the film rights to a biography of a military hero of 150 years earlier was unprecedented.It would have been clearer if an early chapter pointed out that capital gains were untaxed in Britain until 1962, to explain why Churchill s major strategy for tax reduction was to declare everything to be transfers of capital and, later, to challenge the tax authorities to cause his case to be ju...


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    David Lough uses his background in the financial world to sketch a fascinating portrait of one of the few remaining areas of Churchill s life that have avoided in depth treatment In a life as varied as Churchill s, one of the few constants was his love of luxury and addiction to debt, borrowing and gambling in both stocks and casinos The bailouts required of wealthy benefactors, the poor financial decisions and sq...


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    Not an historian myself, I found this a fascinating read and found it extraordinary that such a revealing aspect of Churchill s character had not been properly researched before Lough, being a trained historian, as well as having had a career in financial management, is able to offer a wonderfully assured explanation of both the complex financial instruments involved and the political and historical context, and...


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    Winston Churchill fue una figura capital de la primera mitad del siglo XX aventurero, periodista, pol tico, protagonista tanto en la Primera como en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y una de las principales razones por las que la Alemania Nazi no conquist Europa.Tambi n era un man aco depresivo y un manirroto.Porque lo interesante de No champagne es que descrube una parte totalmente desconocida de Winston Churchill que era un aut ntico desastre con las finanzas, que gastaba a manos llenas y que no se pod a controlar m s de un podr a decir con base en su comportamiento que era un lud pata Y eso a pesar de ganar enormes cantidades de dinero gracias a sus art culos y libros y cierta caradura por su parte, ya que lleg a tener facturas sin pagar durante varios a os.Escrito por David Lough, un antiguo gestor financiero que tuvo acceso a los papeles personales del pol tico brit nico, No champagne narra muy bien la vida de Churchill desde sus antepasados sus abuelos y padres tambi n gastaban sin ton ni son hasta sus ltimos d as, explicando bien el contexto pol tico y social Ees muy til que Lough facilita unos m ltiplos con los que podemos convertir la libras de hace un siglo a niveles actuales, para darnos cuenta de hasta que punto Churchill perd a el control de sus finanzas.A much s sorprender esta biograf a y conocer que, al mismo tiempo que la Segunda Guerra Mundial estaba en su m ximo apogeo y su d...


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No More Champagne The Untold Story Of Winston Churchill S Precarious Finances And The Most Original And Surprising Book About Churchill To Emerge For Many Years The Popular Image Of Churchill Grandson Of A Duke, Drinking Champagne And Smoking A Cigar Conjures Up A Man Of Wealth And Substance The Reality Is That Britain S Most Celebrated 20th Century Statesman Lived For Most Of His Life On A Financial Cliff Edge Only Fragments Of Information About His Finances, Or Their Impact On His Public Life, Have Previously Emerged With The Help Of Unprecedented Access To Churchill S Private Records, David Lough Creates The First Fully Researched Narrative Of Churchill S Private Finances And Business Affairs As He Reveals The Scale Of Churchill S Financial Risk Taking, Combined With An Ability To Talk Or Write Himself Out Of The Tightest Of Corners, The Links Between The Private Man And Public Figure Become Clear