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Churchills Cigar Stephen McGinty

Churchills Cigar

Stephen McGinty

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ISBN : 9780230528925
Hardcover
240 pages
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A charming story of a love affair that went up in smoke dailyDuring the Second World War, Winston Churchills cigar was such an important beacon of resistance that MI5, together with the nations top scientists, tested the Prime Ministers suppliesMoreA charming story of a love affair that went up in smoke dailyDuring the Second World War, Winston Churchills cigar was such an important beacon of resistance that MI5, together with the nations top scientists, tested the Prime Ministers supplies on mice rather than risk sabotage. Today, Churchill and his cigar remains a global icon, memorialized by a 151 foot statue of a cigar in Australia, while his cigar stubs are treasured as relics. Using original archival research and exclusive interviews with Churchills staff, Stephen McGinty explores Churchills passion for cigars and the solace they brought. He also examines Churchill’s lasting friendship with Antonio Giraudier, the Cuban businessman who for 20 years stocked Churchills humidor, before fleeing Castros revolution.