Marlborough: England's Fragile Genius.
Holmes, a bestselling celebrated historian and television presenter for more than one popular BBC history series, dives deep into John Churchill's character as well as his deeds. Brilliant on the battlefield, treacherous, greedy and passionate in his personal life, Marlborough also was a beloved commander and a skilled politician. His descendants include Earl Spencer and Winston Churchill. Author's Note, Introduction named "Portrait of an Age," illustrations, endnotes, excellent index. Condition is like new. Harper Press, London. 2008. Hb, Dj. USED. $15.00