A Roving Commission: My Early Life.

Winston Churchill's Acclaimed autobiography A Roving Commission: My Early Life

A Roving Commission: My Early Life.



Item Number: 145062

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941.

New American edition of Churchill’s acclaimed autobiography, recounting the first 25 years of his life. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth, illustrated with plates and maps. Introduction by Dorothy Thompson. Good in a good dust jacket with chipping to the spine and extremities. Full-page gift inscription to the front free endpaper.

My Early Life covers the first 25 years of Churchill's life, to the beginning of his parliamentary career. Included are accounts of his childhood; his active service in Cuba, the North West Frontier, and Omdurman; and his exploits during the Boer War, detailing his famous escape from the Boers as a prisoner of war. In this autobiography "Churchill records his experiences in words which will live as long as any 20th-century author is read… My Early Life was one of the two Churchill works excerpted by the Nobel Library - for Sir Winston's 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature was won not for his war memoirs but the totality of his work. This book presents Churchill at his dazzling best as chronicler and memoirist" (Langworth, 130).

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