Books: Titan in Closeup

CHURCHILL'S LAST YEARS by Roy HowelIs. 214 pages. McKay. $4.50.

On April 27, 1958, a neat young man stepped off a train at the Kentish village of Westerham. A limousine whisked him to a spacious country home, where he was shown into a high-ceilinged study. There, from the depths of an enormous armchair, a portly old party glared at him like a ruffled eagle. The young man shook in his shoes—and with reason. The old party was Sir Winston Churchill, and the young man had just been engaged as his male nurse. Roy Howells, then...

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