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Randolph S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert
Churchill's Official Biography, Hillsdale, signed in 4 vols by Martin Gilbert
Hillsdale, Michigan: Hillsdale College Press, 2006. Winston Churchill, The Official Biography Randolph S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert Hillsdale, Michigan: Hillsdale College Press, 2006 Complete in eight volumes, volumes III-VI each signed by their author, Sir Martin Gilbert Condition: As New Jacket Condition: As New This is a full set of eight volumes of the Hillsdale College edition of the Official Biography of Sir Winston S. Churchill, signed in four volumes by the author, Sir Martin Gilbert. Volumes III, IV, V, and VI are signed "Martin Gilbert" just below his printed name on each title page, as was his custom. The volume III title page is additionally dated by Gilbert at the lower right "London | 2008". All eight volumes in the set are as-new, the final two volumes still in the publisher's original shrink wrap. The dust jackets of the six volumes not still in the publisher's shrink wrap have been fitted with removable, clear, archival protectors. It seems plausible that this is the only set of this edition signed thus. The Official Biography was begun by Winston's son, Randolph Churchill (1911-1968), and completed by Sir Martin Gilbert (1936-2015). In 1962, at the age of 25, Martin Gilbert joined Churchill's biography team, then led by Churchill's son Randolph. Of what became his life's work, Gilbert says: "I'd thought I'd last four or five months." Instead, when Randolph died in 1968 with only two of the eight volumes completed, Gilbert took over, committing the substantial portion of his scholarship and life's work to documenting, comprehending, and communicating wha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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