People: People, Jan. 1, 1945

Tears and Regrets

Winston Churchill, one of the world's most eloquent and most talked-about men, had another anecdote told about him. Sipping a glass of brandy one day aboard his private railroad car, he observed that he had drunk a "really formidable amount of brandy in my life . . . enough to fill a car as big as this—probably two or three this size." When this claim was challenged, he put one of his economists to work on the problem, learned from the statistics that he had consumed only about a fourth of...

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