Dust Jacket Condition: Without dust jacket. About this Item: Cassell, 1966. There is a strange attempt to improve the standing of General McClellan whose caution left huge opportunities go begging. You can see that Churchill was also in danger of 'loving war too much' as he remarks about Lee and Jackson. Churchill's skillful oratory still translates into historic narrative here.
Churchill, the son of and English father and American mother was all English but always believed that those nations whic Winston Churchill was without doubt the greatest man to live in the 2nd millennium A. More obvious, his writing is yet another indicator of the high esteem he held for both the British monarchy and the empire. Churchill London: Cassell and Company Ltd. The latter portion of this period also saw the rise of Napoleon, up to and including Waterloo. And it will probably take decades to sort itself out just as occurred back then! Reading this book, certainly clarified many misinf 4. So, we have come with Churchill to the threshold of the 20th Century, where the strength, solidarity, and self-support of the English-speaking peoples would be tested as never before.
The book begins in the mist of legends and tells the very detailed history of just exactly who the British people descend from in the scope of what invading force landed on the island, what outside rule they lived under, and how these invasions became settled landowners, farmers, townspeople, and nobility. Closed tear across lower section of spine strip. I think the same holds true here; learned some American history westward settlement and industrial era from Churchill. The history of the world is a history of conflict. Stated First Edition, First Printing With Complete Number Line Starting With Number 1. Churchill London: The Diner's Club, 1974. Winston Churchill 1874-1965 was one of the leading political figures of the twentieth century.
Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Much of it is a whirlwind. From United Kingdom to U. In it, Churchill makes an impassioned argument for the crucial role played by the English-speaking people in exporting not just economic benefits, but political freedom. Two problems plague collectors seeking the U.
I have to say that, so far this the first volume I can definitely see a similarity between the two works, both in terms of the history itself and the writing style. The spines are decorated with red panels, numerous gilt rules, and gilt print. In reference to the period of the Roman invasion to Britain and the following invasions of saxxons, vikings and normans up to the end of 12th century, I have been looking for trustworthy and summarized information about this period. From United Kingdom to U. Overall a good condition item. I understood some of the battles like I never had before.
It's a timely reminder as I read this in 2018 looking in at the country from Austr A momentous and surprising book. Overall a good condition item. The volumes have been abridged into a single-volume, concise edition. Allowing for this would we expect anything more or less from Winston? Interesting to see how the parties got established, merged, wiggled, worked together and split into pieces. Progress trudges ever forward; great men grab the reins and steer it one way or the other.
The ins and outs might as well have names, and why not employe the names of Whig and Tory which their supporters cast at one another? His perspective as an outsider makes this all the more thoughtful. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. From United Kingdom to U. His best courses were summer and winter break, Since I didn't have anywhere to go, it was always easier to stay at school, and got to take all of his fun courses. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through.
It's a unique account if history by a man who made an awful lot of it. Interior pages have underlining, check marks but that does not interfere with any of the reading pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The second problem is the fact that the U. The primary value of the book is Churchill's explanation of English character based on various historical trends. The life of a history book is a strange thing: written with the sensibilities of their own age, they may flourish in their time only to be overtaken by changes of outlook, or by research which overturns the facts they purport as truth.
As many have pointed out, Churchill makes a major detour into American politics, in particular the Civil War. I've read all of these books now, and they are all very detail-oriented, which is not a bad thing, but sometimes he seemed to lose sight of the bigger picture in order to focus on some small detail of motivation or personality, and would follow long historical tangents to the point that I couldn't even remember what I was reading about in the first place. But through it all, Churchill finds the similarities; indeed his description of British political wrangling at the beginning of the 19th century might serve to describe today's American political scene as well, with a simple substitution of party names: If caution must be the hall-mark of history, all that may be said is that the men in power were vigorously opposed by the men who were out, while in between stood large numbers of neutral-minded gentlemen placidly prepared to support whichever group held office. The set is excellent and I recommend it highly. Lincoln cashiered him after the blood-bath at Antietam was followed up by weeks of inaction as Lee and his battered army retreated south to fight on years longer. Nor should we now seek to define precisely the exact terms of ultimate union. Unclipped jacket has major edge wear with minor tears and chipping.