This is a very good hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition 1988 Little Brown Publishing. This copy is very clean inside and out. The pages are still crisp, clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. There is no foxing etc to pages. Blue cloth hardcover boards under jacket are very good, light rubbing and hint of shelf wear but overall very good. The dust jacket is clean and shiny with only light shelf wear along edges and corners. Black and white photo of author on back of dust jacket. Royal octavo, 6.5"x10" with 756 pages. Chronology of events inside front and back endpapers in red w black lettering.
This title is the second volume in William Manchester's 3-volume bio of Winston Churchill. In this book the author questions the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-40, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, dismissed by the BBC and the social/political establishment as a warmonger, and he nearly lost his Parliament seat twice. Churchill stood alone against Nazi aggression. Despite his personal and political troubles, he established a vast underground intelligence network which provided him with complete and accurate information on Germany.
The 3 volume set is the definitive Churchill bio to this day.
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