Great Contemporaries.

“The Statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy, but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Let us learn our lessons": Winston S. Churchill's Great Contemporaries

Great Contemporaries.


Item Number: 140063

London: Odhams Press Limited, 1937.

Odhams Press edition of this classic work by Churchill in which he tries to learn from contemporaries and what makes them great. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, inscription to the front pastedown.

Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling older regimes based on tradition and aristocratic privilege.

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