Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, Vol 2

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  • Title: Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, Vol 2
  • Author: Ralph G. Martin
  • ISBN: 9780135097601
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1971, Prentice Hall Trade, Hardcover, ISBN 0135097606, Book Condition UsedVeryGood, Volume 2, 135700 13E

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    • Ralph G. Martin

      Ralph G Martin was an American journalist who authored or co authored about thirty books, including popular biographies of recent historical figures, among which, Jennie, a two volume 1969 and 1971 study of Winston Churchill s American mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, became the most prominent bestseller Other successful tomes focused on British royal romance Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in 1974, as well as Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1985 and on the Kennedy family John F Kennedy in 1983 and Joseph P Kennedy Sr in 1995.Born in Chicago, Martin was eight years old when his family moved to Brooklyn, New York He studied at City College of New York and, subsequently, the University of Missouri, where he graduated in 1941 with a bachelor s degree in journalism Twenty one years old upon receiving his diploma, Martin decided to hitchhike and found a newspaper job at the Box Elder News Journal which served Brigham City, the county seat of Utah s Box Elder County In December, following the U.S declaration of war in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Martin enlisted in the Army and spent the war as a combat correspondent for the Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes and the Army weekly magazine, Yank In 1944, after having interviewed New York City s mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, for Yank, Martin asked La Guardia to perform his marriage ceremony to Marjorie Pastel.Returning to civilian life in 1945, Martin began working as editor for news and analysis publications Newsweek and The New Republic and became executive editor at decorating and domestic arts magazine House Beautiful During the months preceding the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections, he served as a member of the campaign staff for the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson.Having lived for years in the Connecticut town of Westport, near New York City, Martin moved to the Kendal on Hudson retirement community in another of the city s suburbs, Sleepy Hollow, where he died seven and a half weeks before his 93rd birthday He and his wife Marjorie were the parents of two daughters and a son.

    340 thoughts on “Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, Vol 2

    • Lady Randolph Churchill was a remarkable woman, She was a loving mother and a devoted ally to hersons careers and especially to Winston's army and political career. Jennie was a unique woman, involved in Politics, authoress of books and plays, She founded a quarterly Magazine called the Anglo Saxon Review, during the Boer War, she was head of a campaign that enlisted American Businessman and the financially elite to donate money and equipment for a hospital ship, The Maine and sailed with it as [...]


    • A fascinating look at not only a very fascinating woman, but also the world she lived in, and the people in it. She knew and was friends with almost everyone! As if being Winston Churchill's mother wasn't interesting enough.


    • The writing was no more than 3 stars, or perhaps even 2, but the content was good enough for all 5 stars. Without giving away any juicy details, let me just tell you that Lady Randolph Churchill was lively enough in her 60's to have a lover in his early 40's (three years younger than her son Winston - whom I don't much care for, except as a landscape painter). The writer suffers from a compunction to include every bit of research on the period, even if it has no conceivable connection to the sto [...]


    • I loved the way this book intertwined the history of many events that were happening around the world at the same time. This book also gave me an appreciation of Winston Churchill, to see how he was raised in a boarding school, while his father womanized and his mother lived the life of "High Society".


    • This was a very intriguing book about the mother of Winston Churchill. Although it's a large book, it was very insightful and didn't have many dry parts. It's a collection of stories, letters and articles in biographical form. It was incredible, to me, how much this lady got done in 1 lifetime. She opened so many doors for her children that I doubt they would have been able to open on their own. It made me wonder if that was always the most ethical, but regardless it was simply a very interestin [...]



    • This book is richly foot-noted, and I see why. According to quotes, her advantage was "utterly unscrupulous". She was better than the best stage mother at promoting her son. She used her body with lovers (book estimates over 200) to gain influence and power. And not just any lover – she selected the most rich, the most powerful, only those who could enhance her power. She was a lover to King Edward VII (before he was crowned) which she used later to help her son.I draw conclusions from the doc [...]


    • All I knew of Lady Randolph Churchill before reading this biography was that she was beautiful, had many lovers, and was the mother of Winston Churchill. But she was so much more and it is a shame that she isn't known for her many individual accomplishments. Jennie was able to live and be accepted in Society, but also had the ability to step out and do things that other women of the time didn't. She wasn't a feminist, just unwilling to be constrained by convention. Volume 2 picks up after the de [...]


    • This is the biography that started me on a lifetime love of snooping around in dead (mostly) people's lives. You know it had to be good for me to make it through both books, and it wasn't required reading, either. Since I was so young when I read these, naturally I liked the younger Jennie better, but I'm sure that my older self would prefer this one. It shows Lady Churchill at her full power, her place in history, and her influence on the life of the man who was as fine a leader as Britain ever [...]


    • A continuation of his first volume of her life, this one takes up her life after she was widowed. So much time is spent telling about Winston's career though that she seems almost a background figure. She married twice, both times to much younger men, and seems to have sailed on without being troubled by scandal or society's disapproval. Her attitudes and actions reveal her to have been a very modern woman. If she were living today, she would probably be (or have been) our first female president [...]


    • Okay, I'm a narcissist. I wanted to read these books because she was called Jennie, spelled just like my name is. She had a very interesting life. I haven't gone so far as to name my son Winston, but it was fun to read.


    • Biography of first half of life - until her husband dies of VD. Would like to read part 2 where I believe she does more for her favorite, Winston Churchill. She is an independent woman who entertains many friends, including male friends







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