By: Lewin, Ronald

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Book Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket

Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket. Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, maps on endpapers. 8vo. 283 pp. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs and maps. Ex-Library copy with the usual markings, pocket removed leaving residue, tape residue on boards, corner cut off ffep, library name stamped on edges and title page. Tight and square. Dust jacket in virtually perfect condition. VERY GOOD/FINE. "Winston Churchill was a man of excess," writes Ronald Lewin, "He was excessive in emotion; in egocentricity; in physical and mental energy; excessive in his single-minded concentration on selected objectives. For a war leader these traits were at once a strength and a weakness; but they had been evident in Churchill's character since his earliest days, and by 1940 nothing could change him." Lewin shows Churchill to be a man who always beleived he was "one of Providence's chosen few: a man set apart, selected to rise above the ruck of humanity for the consummation of a pre-destined purpose." When he was appointed Prime Minister and became the ultimate War Lord, he continued to play the heroic part. And, according to Lewin, he himself was his most astonished spectator, Churchill saw himself "moving through the smoke of battle--truimphant, terrible, his brow clothed with thunder, his legions looking to him for victory, and not looking in vain.". Ex-Library. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


Author Name: Lewin, Ronald

Categories: History, Biography & Memoir, Political Leaders,

Edition: First American Edition. 1

Publisher: NY, Stein and Day: 1973

ISBN Number: 0812815602

ISBN Number 13: 9780812815603

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 4959

Keywords: World War Ii 1939-1945 Churchill Military History