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Jennie Spencer-Churchill CI RRC DStJ (née Jerome; 9 January 1854 – 29 June 1921), known as Lady Randolph Churchill, was an American-born British socialite, the wife of Lord Randolph Churchill and the mother of British prime minister Sir Winston Churc.

Jennie Spencer-Churchill CI RRC DStJ (née Jerome; 9 January 1854 – 29 June 1921), known as Lady Randolph Churchill, was an American-born British socialite, the wife of Lord Randolph Churchill and the mother of British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Martin, Ralph . Jennie, The Life Of Lady Randoph Churchill: The Romantic Years 1854-1895. This book was published in 1969, but it is rich in detail and wonderfully written. Anyone with an interest in Victorian England will find it a sheer delight.

American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill. Having spent 30 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Ralph Martin's Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolf Churchill is the story of a girl from Brooklyn who became the toast of British society. Jennie, the most fascinating and desirable woman of her age, was once the wife of Lord Randolph Churchill, and raised a son-Winston Churchill-who saved England from the Nazi onslaught with the only weapons he possessed-his magnificent oratory and his courage. Her paramours included King Edward VII of England and King Milan of Serbia.

All I knew of Lady Randolph Churchill before reading this biography was that she was beautiful, had many lovers, and was the mother of Winston Churchill

All I knew of Lady Randolph Churchill before reading this biography was that she was beautiful, had many lovers, and was the mother of Winston Churchill. But she was so much more and it is a shame that she isn't known for her many individual accomplishments. Jennie was able to live and be accepted in Society, but also had the ability to step out and do things that other women of the time didn't. She wasn't a feminist, just unwilling to be constrained by convention.

She became Lady Randolph Churchill, wife of a maverick politician and mother of the most famous British statesman of the century. Jennie Churchill was not merely the most talked about and controversial American woman in London society, she was a dynamic behind-the-scenes political force and a woman of sexual fearlessness at a time when women were not supposed to be sexually liberated.

Jennie - The life of Lady Randolph Churchill. it is completely absorbing and fascinating. Wonderful biography of Jennie Jerome, American heiress and mother of Winston Churchill. Title: JennieAuthor: Martin, Ralph . ublisher: Sourcebooks IncPublication Date: of Pages: Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: 2009293733. Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads

Jennie Jerome was born in the United States in 1845, eventually becoming Lady Randolph Churchill and the . Randolph and Jennie return in triumph as his career finally takes off. Jennie meets Count Kinsky, the man destined to become the love of her life.

Jennie Jerome was born in the United States in 1845, eventually becoming Lady Randolph Churchill and the mother of Winston Churchill.

Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill – The Romantic Years, 1854–1895 (Prentice-Hall, Ninth printing, 1969). New York, NY: WW Norton & Company. p. 65. ^ Ralph G. Martin Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill-The Romantic Years, 1854–1895. Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill – Volume II, The Dramatic Years, 1895–1921 (Prentice-Hall, 1971) ISBN 0-13-509760-6. Reissue of both volumes of Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, (Sourcebooks, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4022-0972-7. "Churchill Had Iroquois Ancestors".

Again as in the first volume of his biography of Lady Randolph Churchill (1969), Martin is less concerned with .

Again as in the first volume of his biography of Lady Randolph Churchill (1969), Martin is less concerned with 'deep character and period probes than with a chatty kind of lateral verve. And verve there is. From the time of the death of her husband, Lord Churchill, in 1895 (""a relief and a blessing"") until her own death in 1921, Jennie's accomplishments had dash and scope and so did her love life.

"A master work...Jennie was released to a public that became entranced by her story, and will again be now that she is back in print in this magnificent single volume."-from the foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston ChurchillSourcebooks is bringing the internationally acclaimed New York Times bestseller back for a new generation of readers.Jennie Churchill was not merely Winston's mother. She was the most captivating and desired woman of her age. Originally from Brooklyn, Jennie became the reigning queen of British society. Beautiful and defiant, she lived with an honesty that made her the talk of two continents.Sir Martin Gilbert, official biographer of Winston Churchill, writes that Jennie is, "a master work" that "pulses with energy as the author leads us from her cradle to relatively early grave, at the age of sixty-seven, of a woman who finally emerges-under his guiding hand-from the shadow of being a great man's mother, to being a woman in her own right."

Comments: (7)

Steamy Ibis
A surprisingly good biography of an extraordinary woman. Perhaps the author exagerrates 9though I have no reason to think so), but it appears Jennie has the triple distinction of (a) being a major "cultural ambassador" of American values (especially concerning the scope of feminine life, which was much broader in the US than the UK at the time), (b) being Winston Churchill's mother, who not only gave him the only parental he received growing up, but who also gave him an understanding of America that, one must believe, was essential to the USA-UK alliance in WW II;
and (c) an important political, social and diplomatic in the 1885 to 1915 period. As well as being an intelligent and nice person -- and one who was self-confident enough to enjoy a varied sex life. Before buying I didnt know what level of "popular" biography this would be, but it turned out to be just right -- accurate, interesting and reasonably well-written.
Arar
Mention to 100 people " if you know who Winston Churchill raise your hand " 100 hands rise. Ask "who is Jennie Churchill" and very few if any hands rise. Jennie Churchill was a most influential woman, long before her time. Winston and Jack Churchill's mother was smart, resourceful, independent and uninhibited to where she became one of the most influential people in Europe and the U.S. in the mid 19th century. She was visionary, strategic and raised two sons, one of whom contributed more to the defeat of Hitler and his Nazis party than anyone else. Jennie is a thoroughly interesting read about a woman who grew into her prestige, wasn't enamored with it and influenced countries, royalty and politicians to do the right things during her lifetime. The previous Jennie Jerome, before her marriage to Lord Randolph Churchill, was the daughter of a very wealthy, successful businessman from the US. Jerome Avenue in the Bronx borough of New York was named for her father. If you have any interest in understanding some of the 19th century history, why things were the way they were, how Winston Churchill emerged as a power in Britain and the world and how the Victorian era ended this is an easy, engaging enjoyable read.
HelloBoB:D
It's interesting at the beginning but after a while it is so full of everyday details about socialites that it becomes boring.May be if you are interested in the social life of Jenyy's days, it would be kind of a historical, sociological reading.
Longitude Temporary
I knew I'd learn about the mother of Winston Churchill, but I didn't realize I'd receive a complete picture of British history, customs, and society during Jennie's long life. It was a fascinating history course.
Winn
If you are a history buff, this is a must read book. Lots of good information about the parents of Great Britain's finest Prime Minister. Lots of spicy stuff about his mother who had lots of favors owed to her by lots of men in high places. Why? Well you must read the book to find out.
Blackstalker
This was such an eye opener for me. I knew Jennie was an outstanding person but this book brought out her beauty, brilliance, popularity and constant eagerness to make things work for her sons, Winston and Jack. She was a remarkable woman. I was so sorry to hear of her death... Somehow I had hoped that she would have lived into her 90's.
Flash_back
Not sure if it would help if I had an abiding prior interest in Jennie Churchill but am reading the book based on a friend's recommendation and while I am still reading, I am not enthralled. It is constantly filled with lengthy detailed descriptions of people, clothing, houses etc but there are NO PHOTOS or drawings/paintings at all which in my experience is very bizarre for a historical biography of this sort. And that is a constant irritant with this book.
I read "Jennie" on my Kindle, picking it up and putting it down over a month or so. Knowing little about her other than she was an American, I much enjoyed the book, which was also a good overview of British politics of the time. I ended up liking Winston Churchill much more in the process. The book could have used tighter editing, however. Descriptions, quotes and whole sections were re-purposed throughout the book, which annoyed me rather than adding clarity and continuity.
Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill download epub
Historical
Author: Ralph Martin
ISBN: 140220972X
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Sourcebooks; Reprint edition (October 1, 2007)
Pages: 768 pages