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Winston S. Churchill
Marlborough: His Life and Times
George G Harrap & Co Ltd. Marlborough: His Life and Times (4 Vols), Winston S. Churchill, George G Harrap & Co, 1934 Churchill's monumental biography of his illustrious ancestor, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, 1650-1722, was forty years in the making. Conceived in the 1890's commencing work in the last 1920s but not completed until shortly before WW2. Critics have said one needs to read Marlborough to understand Churchill, T.E.Lawrence considered volume 1 a masterpiece in reviewing before publication and the work has otherwise been defined as the greatest historical work of our century. Spanning a life under five monarchs, most of whom he served, a reputation earned as one of Europe's great generals following the War of the Spanish Succession and leader of the Allied Forces in the Low Countries and a rise from soldier to dukedom, the first Duke of Marlborough, formed a platform for Winston Churchill to weave his familial insight and outstanding command of the english language to create an outstanding work. Volume I - New edition November 1934 Volume II - First Edition reprint October 1934 Volume III - First Edition 1936 Volume IV - First Edition 1938 All volumes are in the publishers blue half morocco in very good condition. The boards are clean with minimal wear. The beautifully leather spines with raised bands and bright gilt lettering and decorative tooling look resplendent, a couple with a little more darkening. The endpapers and pages are clean without tears or inscriptions. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, plans and facsimiles. A wonderful work, ra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Grimes Hill Book Club [Wythall, United Kingdom]
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