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The Resource Churchill's cigar, Stephen McGinty

Churchill's cigar, Stephen McGinty

Label
Churchill's cigar
Title
Churchill's cigar
Statement of responsibility
Stephen McGinty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the Second World War, Churchill's cigar was such an important beacon of resistance that MI5, together with the nation's top scientists, tested the Prime Minister's supplies on mice rather than risk sabotage. Today Winston Churchill and his cigar remains a global icon, memorialised by a 107 foot statue of a cigar in Australia, while his cigar stubs are treasured as relics. Using original archival research and exclusive interviews with Churchill's staff, Stephen McGinty, an award-winning journalist, explores Churchill's passion for cigars and the solace they brought. He also examines Churchill's lasting friendship with Antonio Giraudier, the Cuban businessman who for twenty years stocked Churchill's humidor, before fleeing Castro's revolution
Biography type
individual biography
Biographical or historical data
Stephen McGinty is a senior writer with the Scotsman newspaper. He has also worked for the Sunday Times in London and the Glasgow Herald. His first book, This Turbulent Priest (2003), was described by the Daily Telegraph as: 'the year's most surprising page-turner'. His favourite cigar is a Cohiba Robusto.
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McGinty, Stephen
Dewey number
941.0822
Index
no index present
Intended audience
16
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Cigar smoking
  • Prime ministers
  • Prime ministers
  • Biography
Target audience
general
Label
Churchill's cigar, Stephen McGinty
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780230772441
Dimensions
23x15 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780230772441
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Churchill's cigar, Stephen McGinty
Publication
Control code
9780230772441
Dimensions
23x15 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780230772441
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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