A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956-8 Stock Code: 145387
Churchill's historical masterpieceFirst editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, here presented in a handsome contemporary binding.
Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime Minister. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "special relationship", the shared heritage and destiny of Britain and the United States. Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history, especially the War of Independence and the Civil War.
The work met with acclaim and proved an international best-seller, further vindicating Churchill's awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. A masterpiece of readable, popular history, it remains in print today.
4 volumes, octavo (237 x 151 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Bumpus of Oxford Street, spines lettered in gilt, gilt ruled turn-ins, gilt edges.
All volumes illustrated with maps and genealogical tables.
Spines lightly sunned, else a fine set.
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