Churchill's menagerie Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom / Piers Brendon.

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    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-310) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781643131368
      1643131362
    • Accession Number:
      on1102417240
      1102417240
    • Accession Number:
      fay.650470
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      BRENDON, P. Churchill’s menagerie. Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom. [s.l.] : Pegasus Books, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 set. 2019.
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      Brendon P. Churchill’s Menagerie. Winston Churchill and the Animal Kingdom. Pegasus Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650470. Accessed September 20, 2019.
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      Brendon, P. (2019). Churchill’s menagerie. Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom. Pegasus Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650470
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      Brendon, P. (2019) Churchill’s menagerie. Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom. Pegasus Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650470 (Accessed: 20 September 2019).
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Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1

As keeper of the Churchill Archives Center, Brendon (The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781–1997, 2008) had access to documents and photographs that others might have overlooked. He puts to good use this familiarity with Churchill's papers to investigate and inventory the great man's connection with everything zoological. Lest anyone think that Churchill's attitude to animals was benign, Brendon reminds us that Churchill was born a nineteenth-century aristocrat and was keenly absorbed by his own hunting prowess, sport fishing in California and shooting a rhinoceros in Africa. On the other hand, he was typically English in his blatant sentimental attachment to dogs and horses, and he expressed qualms about carving up a chicken at the dinner table. Churchill used animals as metaphors, observing that man is a wolf to man. His valet likened Churchill in the bath to a spouting whale. The book's alphabetical arrangement by animal facilitates dipping into the text to access a particular animal's interactions with Churchill. Illustrated with many archival photographs. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 March #3

In this anecdotal treatise, Brendon (The Dark Valley) approaches a much-studied subject—Winston Churchill—from an unusual but rewarding angle, in terms of how animals figured into the renowned prime minister's thoughts, words, and deeds. Brendon's alphabetical bestiary, beginning with "albatross" and ending in "zoos," touches on myriad dimensions of Churchill's life, including his childhood as the only son of renowned parents, his days as a soldier, and the ups and downs of his political career. Viewed through a zoological lens, it proves a life filled with paradoxes: Churchill was an animal lover as well as an ardent hunter and fisherman, one who kept foxes as pets yet also relished the sport of foxhunting. The great pleasure of this work lies in reading Churchill's animal-based metaphors and similes: dealing with a Communist is like petting a crocodile, one American politician is a "bull who carried around his own china shop," and a cost-cutting Chancellor of the Exchequer is a "ravenous jaguar... prowling around our spending Departments in search of prey." Despite an introduction, brief timeline, and extensive notes section, Brendon will quickly leave behind those only casually acquainted with Churchill. However, readers familiar with his life and times will relish Brendon's idiosyncratic, far-ranging approach to profiling this "real British bulldog" and imperial "lion rampant." (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.