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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
London: The Educational Book Company Ltd, 1956-58. London: The Educational Book Company Ltd,, 1956-58. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-panelled spines with red sheep labels lettered in gilt, front covers lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges blue, blue and white endbands. With plates, diagrams and tables throughout. First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, the second overall. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief in the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. Consequently he gave considerable attention to the key events of American history: around a quarter of the third volume, The Age of Revolution, is dedicated to the War of Independence, and a full third of the final volume, The Great Democracies, contains a detailed study of the American Civil War. Cohen A267.2.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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