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Exactly what were Churchill's drinking habits? Irving said he was an alcoholic, and others have said the same. Many references seem to occur about his use of alcoho. I recall one member of anot her list saying he hated Champagne, but drank cognac exclusively (which I don't buy). I've looked into the indices of several biographies and find no reference to "Churlchill--drunking habits of..." On the other hand, the late military editor of the NY Times maintained that the prime minister tossed off a highball on arising and knocked off a bottle bubbly at lunch. And at night, brandy was his drink. According to today's medical standards, anyone who takes a drink daily is a candidate for Betty Ford's institution. So what do historians think about Churchill? Matt Clark ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----