The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it": First Editions of Winston Churchill’s Masterpiece The Second World War; Volume V Inscribed and dated by Him in the Year of Publication

The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Item Number: 35090

London: Cassell & Company, 1948-54.

First editions of Churchill’s World War II masterpiece. Six Volumes, octavo, original black cloth, patterned endpapers. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Winston Churchill on the half-title page of volume five. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.

"Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ‘this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

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