Lloyd George and Churchill: How Friendship Changed History
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Understanding the minds of great men For as long as I can remember, I have had an interest in the biographies of great statesmen. I wanted to read about the lives of the men that have changed the world and understand what made them unique, what gave them the ability to be such influential historical figures. But reading about the bare-bones facts of a person's life does not reveal their inner motives; it does not tell the reader what forces drove these men to lead such influential lives. It was not until I read Rintala's book about the friendship between Churchill and Lloyd George that I discovered the missing link: combining psychology with biogr. A Customer said Tedious and Ridiculous. As a professor of political science at Columbia University it is shocking to see that such a terribly written and outrageous theory could be published. This book is a disgrace to the field and should be noted as the most aweful piece of writing I have ever had the displeasure to read. The author believes himself infallible and is clearly suffering from delusions if he could seriously consider this as a serious piece of academic literature. Overall, the worst historical interpretation ever written.. "A horrendous historical distortion." according to A Customer. This book was a terrible compolation of ridiculous fact and capricious opinion. The author, clearly a pompous man, makes enormously random and unfounded claims. His theories are ignorant and foolish, accompanied by tedious and gramatically poor writing. Truly an atrocious piece of writing.
. In a masterful exposition, he compares their formative years, the development of their oratorical and writing skills, their sex lives (Lloyd George, according to the author, was a lecher; Churchill's sexual requirements were modest) and the character of their mental depressions. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Rintals, who teaches European politics at Boston College, probes the dynamics of their political and personal partnership and relates how they supported each other in times of stress. From Publishers Weekly They met in 1901, the day of Churchill's maiden speech in the House of Commons, and remained fast friends until Lloyd George's death in 1945. They were sneeringly referred to as the Heavenly Twins by political colleagues who hated them
Rintala makes a unique case for the role that friendship plays in politics.