HISTORY ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES Folio Society CHURCHILL 4 Vol Fine Press
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BEAUTIFUL FOUR VOLUME SET
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE BY WINSTON CHURCHILL
FOLIO SOCIETY, LONDON 2003
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill , covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the beginning of the First World War (1914). It was started in 1937 and finally published 1956–58, delayed several times by war and his work on other texts.
At the suggestion of publisher Newman Flower ,Churchill began the history during the 1930s, during the period that his official biographer Martin Gilbert termed the "wilderness years" when he was not in government. Work was interrupted in 1939 when the Second World War broke out and then when Churchill was appointed Prime Minister . After the war finished in 1945, Churchill was busy, first writing his history of that conflict and then as Prime Minister again between 1951 and 1955, and so it was not until the late 1950s, when Churchill was in his early eighties, that he was able to finish the work.The later volumes were completed when Churchill was over eighty. A full one-third of the last volume was devoted to the military minutiae ... read more