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The Resource Churchill's menagerie : Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom, Piers Brendon

Churchill's menagerie : Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom, Piers Brendon

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Churchill's menagerie : Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom
Title
Churchill's menagerie
Title remainder
Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Piers Brendon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this unique narrative, Piers Brendon looks deeply into Churchill's admiration of the animal kingdom--and how animals played such a large part in his everyday life. Winston Churchill was known for his great love for and admiration of animals. In fact, one of Churchill's key char- acteristics was his fascination with the animal kingdom--creatures of all sorts were a crucial element throughout his life. He was amused, intrigued, enchanted by, and sometimes even besotted with, a vast menagerie, from his pet bud- gerigar, dogs, cats, fish, and butterflies, to his own lion, leopard, and white kangaroos kept at London Zoo, and even more unusual species. Dwelling amid flora and fauna was Churchill's ideal form of existence--"The world would be better off if it were inhabited only by animals"--and he signed his boyhood letters home "The Pussy Cat." In this fascinating book, Dr. Piers Brendon looks deeper into Churchill's love of the animal kingdom and at how animals played such a large part in his everyday life. We encounter the paradox of the animal-loving-hunter, who hunts foxes yet keeps them as pets, who likes fishing but loves fish, along with the man who used analogies to animals time and time again in his speeches and writings. The picture that emerges shows another side of the great man, showcasing his wit, wisdom, and wayward genius from a different perspective and shedding new and fascinating light on his love of the animal kingdom
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brendon, Piers
Dewey number
  • 941.084092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
B74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • Prime ministers
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Churchill's menagerie : Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom, Piers Brendon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1102417240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781643131368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102417240
Label
Churchill's menagerie : Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom, Piers Brendon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1102417240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781643131368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102417240

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