Blood, Sweat and Booze: Churchill’s Debts and the Moguls Who Saved Him

Britain’s great war leader didn’t hesitate to get millionaires to pay for his cigars, fine wines and other delicacies, a new book shows.

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In 1940, when Winston Churchill was up to his neck in Nazis, his residence’s spending on alcohol soared to double the amount the government had approved. The solution: List booze outlays under “entertainment...