Lord Beaverbrook, I presume? Read how Lord "Max" Beaverbrook played the Churchills and the Kennedys off of one another, while seeking his own path to power and fame. And that's WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys," out in paperback Oct. 27
Lord Beaverbrook, I presume? One of the great characters of WHEN LIONS ROAR is Max Aitken, aka Lord Beaverbrook, the Fleet Street press magnate who was close friends with both Winston Churchill and Joseph P. Kennedy, father of the future president. Beaverbrook was brilliant, charming and a master manipulator, of world-class Machiavellian sort.
One of my favorite "scoops" from the book is how Beaverbook -- the hero of 1940's Battle of Britain, for quickly building so many aircraft against the Nazis -- had arranged privately with Joe Kennedy to ship his fortune to the US in Kennedy's care if indeed the Germans invaded England as feared. I found this mentioned in Joe's papers at the JFK Library. Talk about covering your bets! But that was part of Max's charm, Winston might concede.