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Contemporary reviews reveal that this was recognized at the time. Later scholars have been misled, however, by Churchill's rhetorical stance, which has brought them to overplay the extent of his genuine doubts about how British frontier policy was conducted. His intervention in this heated controversy casts light on the oblique strategies that late Victorian imperial expansionists used to advance their case. Volume 84 , Issue The full text of this article hosted at iucr.
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Edges and margins browning. Sections separating and unsticking. Covers frayed. Reading copy. Fair only. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. From: Kubik Fine Books Ltd. First American Edition. A black cloth hardcover book in fine condition. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.
A near fine copy, in a fine dust jacket. The binding of blue paper boards is clean and unworn with bold gilt lettering to the spine. Everything is square and tight, with sharp unbumped edges and corners, although there is just a little rumpling to the top of the spine. Inside there are no ownership inscriptions or other markings of any kind. The dust jacket is unclipped no flap price , and is fully intact with no appreciable edgewear. It is now protected in a removable mylar cover. From the jacket blurb: "One of the towering political and literary figures of our time, Sir Winston Churchill began his career as a soldier and war correspondent in the far reaches of the British Empire.
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This volume brings together Churchill's first four books, recounting in thrilling detail his experiences in India, the Sudan, and South Africa at the turn of the century". Seller Inventory NT More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. First Edition. Gilt titles: sp. Black cloth bds. Few crown cors. Interior leaves are clean and tight. His life as a soldier and war correspondent edited into one volume.
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A nice sturdy copy. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Good Clean Condition Book. Slight tan to the page edges. Jacket Condition: Good.
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More information about this seller Contact this seller Condition: Fine. A fine copy, in a fine dust jacket. Everything is square and tight, with sharp unbumped edges and corners. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dj has light rubbing and edgewear. About this Item: Small tears to back of dustwrapper, slight spotting in fore-edge, otherwise good. A near fine copy, in a very good dust jacket. The grey cloth binding is clean and unworn with bold gilt lettering to the spine. Just a little fading to the upper edges of the boards. Inside the contents are clean and bright with, other than a neat owner's name to the ffep, no inscriptions or other markings of any kind.
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The dust jacket is neatly clipped, but otherwise suffers only from a couple of small closed tears and a larger closed tear and crease with a small triangular loss - all to the rear cover. A very handsome shelf appearance. From the jacket blurb: "Here, in his own words, is the story of Sir Winston Churchill's early years as a soldier and war correspondent. The story was told in the four volumes which Sir Winston wrote while he was a serving soldier and which consisted largely of eye-witness accounts of actions in which he took part.
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They have now been edited into this single volume, and while they have necessarily beeen abridged, they show in full measure the splendid march of the narratives and the force of the author's style". Half Morocco. Bound in maroon half morocco over maroon cloth. Five raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and decorative gilt devices to spine panels. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath.
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Frontis portrait. Discoloration and marks to fore-edge. Internally clean. No ownership names. Near Fine condition. Published by Worcestershire About this Item: Worcestershire, Winston Churchill's close friend and indispensable wartime Chief of Staff, "Pug" Ismay, wrote this letter seeking a copy of Churchill's first book less than a month after Churchill's death and in the final year of Ismay's own life. The letter is on Ismay s letterhead bearing his printed address and telephone number. The typed date is "17th.
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February If you will send it by registered post I will return it by the same means within three days. Love to you both," The letter bears Ismay s autograph salutation, "My dear Mike", valediction, "Y[ours] Ever" and is signed with his famous nickname, "Pug". The recipient, typed at the foot of the letter, was "M. Ismay served Churchill as Chief of Staff in that capacity, and in other roles, including Deputy Secretary to the War Cabinet, for Churchill s entire wartime premiership.
He was the essential link with the chiefs of staff. Difficult allies respected him as much as did difficult colleagues. In late , Ismay published his own Memoirs, which include a prefatory Tribute from Churchill "to the signal services which Lord Ismay has rendered to our country, and to the free world, in peace and war. Like Churchill, Ismay was educated at Sandhurst and saw early service as a cavalry officer in India.
Although, unlike Churchill, Ismay did not leave soldiering for politics, even his early career was deeply shaped by his future Prime Minister and patron.