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The End of the Beginning

Winston S. Churchill

Verlag: Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1943
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This is the third of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes, containing speeches throughout 1942. This year was perhaps the low point of the war, full of setbacks and disappointments across the globe for the British. Throughout the year Churchill's speeches conveyed sober, resolved, and eloquent defiance - with of course an occasional sparkle of Churchillian wit, even in the dark hours of the war. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions of Churchill's wartime speech volumes are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, fading, and wear, so the passage of time shows on most surviving first editions. Here is a very good plus copy in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding remains square and tight with bright spine gilt and just a few small blemishes. The contents remain bright with an overall crisp feel. We note one previous owner name on the first free endpaper dated "Sept '43" - just a few months after publication. Light spotting is confined to the first and final few leaves and the otherwise clean page edges. The dust jacket is unclipped with only fractional loss to the spine ends and corners. There is some overall soiling and and an abrasion to the "UR" in Churchill's name on the front panel, but spine presentation is nonetheless quite good for the edition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A183.1.a, Woods/ICS A94(a), Langworth p.218. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003140

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Titel: The End of the Beginning

Verlag: Cassell and Company Ltd., London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1943

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: First edition, first printing


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