No More Champagne: Churchill And His Money

This book by David Lough is excellent.

The story of how his financial fortunes waxed and waned in tune with his writing and political fortunes and how he was a gambler, speculator, and wasteful spender is fascinating. Well worth a read if you are suffering from war account / History Channel fatigue and want something lighter but nevertheless insightful into how his risk taking in his personal life spilt over into his public life. Things you knew about Churchill make more sense when the extent of his precarious financial situation are matched up to his timeline.