Note 17
"Owing to the success of my Private Life of Charles II, my publishers had for a long time been urging me to write another biography; but I could think of no character I admired sufficiently to make a book out of his life story. Then, for what reason I have now forgotten, it occurred to me to write about a man of whom very few of the British public had ever heard. His name was Klementy Voroshilov, and I called my book 'Red Eagle'."

'The Time Has Come – Drink and Ink' 1979