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Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
(WORLD WAR II: BLITZ.) STRACHEY, John.

Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.

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Published: London Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941

Stock Code: 96375

£250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression. A memoir of the socialist theorist and politician John Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden; "During the war he served in a succession of postsair raid warden, public relations officer, radio commentator, and Royal Air Force wing commander. With the war's end, Strachey was returned to Parliament in the June 1945 elections and was appointed under-secretary for air in the new Labour government" (Britannica). With Victor Gollancz and Harold Laski Strachey was one of the founders of the Left Book Club. His "The Theory and Practice of Socialism (1936) was the most influential book ever produced by the club, and his pamphlet Why You Should Be a Socialist (1938) sold more than 250,000 copies within two months of its publication. As a speaker at numerous Left Book Club meetings, regular writer for its monthly bulletin, Left News, and through his next major book, What Are We to Do? (1938), Strachey was playing an important role in drawing a generation towards the left in general, and Communist Party priorities in particular" (ODNB). From the publisher's archive.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in blue. With the dust jacket.

Condition

An excellent copy in the sunned jacket.

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