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Winston S Churchill. The Second World War Volume IV the Hinge of Fate. Cassell & Company Ltd, London, 1951.

Price: US$4.07 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller: Yare Books, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston. The Second Wolrd War Vol 4 - The Hinge of Fate. Cassell, 1951.

Price: US$6.79 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: London: Cassell, 1951 . Vol 4 917pp, inc. 36 maps & diagrams. A good FIRSTedition; no dustwrapper, decorative endpapers, page edges foxed, , sound clean copy. Hard Cover; black binding; 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. Previous owners name. #15

Seller: Coach Books, Hutton Roof, United Kingdom

Winston S.Churchill. The Second World War Volume II:Their Finest Hour. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1951.

Price: US$10.19 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: First Edition:Third Printing:Book Condition:A Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a deep maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, retains original publishers price.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War. Volume 4, The Hinge of Fate. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1951.

Price: US$10.33 + shipping

Description: 917pp. G : in good condition without dust jacket

Seller: Barter Books Ltd, Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOLUME IV, THE HINGE OF FATE. CASSELL, London, 1951.

Price: US$10.87 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 917 pages, the fourth volume of the set only, the book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper is marked and frayed at the top and bottom. This is a heavy book, please check for postage. Size: 8vo

Seller: K Books Ltd ABA ILAB, York, YORKS, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War: Volume iV - The Hinge of Fate. Cassell And Co. Ltd, London, 1951.

Price: US$12.22 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition, first printing. In very good black cloth boards, gilt titles to spine; tightly bound, fairly clean covers. Illustrated mauve and white end papers, with lion symbol and Churchill's initials, clean. Top edge mauve; other edges lightly tanned and foxed; fore edge is also grubby. Text block very good, tight and unmarked. With maps, diagram and letter. In worn dust jacket in same design as end papers; fairly clean, with chipped and very torn edges, back cover almost detached. Not price clipped. The other five volumes available from same seller. Heavy.

Seller: Clevedon Community Bookshop Co-operative, Clevedon, United Kingdom

Winston Churchill. The Second World War, Volume IV: The Hinge of Fate. London: Cassell, 1951, London, 1951.

Price: US$13.58 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: Cloth. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 917 pages. Some foxing of edges; covers rubbed and marked but a fair copy.

Seller: beckfarmbooks, HOLT, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston 1874-1965. [ edited by Randolph S. Churchill.. In the balance : speeches 1949 and 1950. Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$13.58 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: x, 456 pages ; 23 cm. Covering a wide range of topics, both domestic and foreign, providing a running commentary of the political for this period. A very good clean copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller: Norman Macdonald's Collection, Cadole, FLINT, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. THE SECOND WORLD WAR. VOLUME IV, THE HINGE OF FATE. Cassell & Co, London, 1951.

Price: US$15.00 + shipping

Description: Octavo; G-/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with blue print; DJ in mylar, top portion of spine torn away, large tears down the spine, front torn away from spine (taped), faded spine; Boards in black cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, spotting, shelfwear; Text block has red-tinted top edge, stained, spine break at page 916, spotting to rear endpapers; xviii, 917 pages, illustrated (maps and diagrams, some folded). Rockville.

Seller: Second Story Books, ABAA, Rockville, MD, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War Volume IV : The Hinge of Fate. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1951.

Price: US$16.30 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: There Are Some Small Stains To The Edge Of The Boards.Please Email For Further Details Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"

Seller: J J Basset Books, Peter Tavy, United Kingdom

Churchill Winston S. The Second World War , volume IV, The Hinge of Fate. London, Toronto: Cassell, 1951.

Price: US$20.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: 917 pp, includes folding maps

Seller: Sam's Place Books, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Churchill, Winston S.. Second World War 4 the Hinge of Fate. Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$20.37 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: blue cloth, patterned dj, with chips vol 4 of 6, 917pp b/w maps

Seller: Scarlet Pimpernel, St.Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War Volume IV: THE HINGE OF FATE.. London: Cassell & Co, 1951.

Price: US$21.73 + shipping

Description: 1st edition. Contents and boards in very good, clean condition. Dustwrapper: half a centimetre strip loss top of spine and spine a little browned, a few short closed tears, otherwise very good and clean. 917 pp.

Seller: Books On The Green, Lydd, KENT, United Kingdom

Churchll, Winston S. [Compiled by Charles Eade]. The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S. Churchill / Volume One only. Cassell & Company Ltd, London, 1951.

Price: US$25.00 + shipping

Description: pp. xv, Royal 8vo. Bound in full navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Light edgewear, contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Overall, very good+.

Seller: BISON BOOKS - ABAC/ILAB, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.. THE HINGE OF FATE - THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOL. IV. CASSELL & CO. LTD, LONDON, 1951.

Price: US$28.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: WITH FOLDING MAPS. ; 8vo; 917 pages

Seller: JULIAN'S BOOKS, New York, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL WINSTON S.. SECOND WORLD WAR (THE) - volume IV - THE HINGE OF FATE. Cassell & Co, London ( Londra), 1951.

Price: US$29.81 + shipping

Description: Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 918+ XVIII . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato nero con scritte oro al dorso . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Bruniture .

Seller: Libreria Scripta Manent, ALBENGA, SV, Italy

Churchill , Winston S. (Compiled By Charles Eade). The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill Volume One. Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$33.96 + shipping

Description: Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt in a good dustwrapper which has a number of smallish edge tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped. Board tips slightly bumped. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Just a little pencilled side-lining/under-lining and with a pencilled note on front end-paper of " Immortal passages." Volume I contains speeches "From the Rise of Hitler to the Invasion of Russia, June 22,1941."

Seller: Blacket Books, PBFA, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Hinge of Fate (Volume IV: The Second World War). Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$40.00 + shipping

Description: 8vo. 917pp. Black cloth. Drip mark top edge, not affecting text. DJ has some. toning, scrape mark (not through) along spine, edgewear.

Seller: AardBooks, Fitzwilliam, NH, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. In the Balance. Speeches, 1949 and 1950. Edited By Randolph S. Churchill. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, 1951.

Price: US$50.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 456 pages. No dust jacket. Size: 8vo - otver 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Seller: William H. Allen Bookseller, Reinholds, PA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. In the Balance; Speeches 1949 and 1950. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, 1951.

Price: US$50.00 + shipping

Description: Original dark blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's/donor's bookplate and name in pencil. Several library stamps. Card and due date slip left in to show no circulation. Current events were the Korean War, the devaluation of the Pound Sterling, the General Election of 1950, the birth of NATO, and American rearmament programs. 456 pp.

Seller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller, Saint John, NB, Canada

Winston S. Churchill. THE SECOND WORLD WAR. VOLUME IV THE HINGE OF FATE.. Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$51.47 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 2nd Edition. A firm straight book, cover has small dent on top edge. Internally spotless with slight age toning. Dust jacket complete, spine sunned, some edge wear. Size: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2"

Seller: Black Stump Books And Collectables, Skipton, VIC,, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. In the Balance; Speeches 1949 and 1950. Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$53.65 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Dust wrapper with some loss to front panel, edge a bit rubbed.Internallu clean and marked. Dustwrapper repriced by publisher.

Seller: Blackrock Rare Books, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Winston Churchill. In The Balance 3rd volume of the Postwar Speeches. Cassell, London, 1951.

Price: US$66.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Book is tight & clean/unmarked text with embossed seal on ffep, barely read, DJ has some light nicking with two small 1/4" losses on spine edge & price clip else very bright- a very nice book in protective plastic cover too !

Seller: PARKER-FOX LLC Books, Lagrange Park, IL, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL WINSTON S.. THE WAR SPEECHES OF THE RT HON WISTON S. CHURCHILL. COMPILED BY CHARLES EADE IN THREE VOLUMES, VOLUME ONE, TWO, THREE. FIRST EDITION. CASSELL & COMPANY LTD 1951-1952, LONDON, 1951.

Price: US$71.54 + shipping

Description: 25,3x16 cm; tre tomi: XVI, 578, (2) pp., XV, (1), 560 pp. XV, (1), 483, (1) pp. Legatura editoriale in tela blu scura con titolo in oro al dorso. Prima edizione in buone condizioni di conservazione di questo classico di storia della seconda guerra mondiale. Volume I: From the rise of Hitler to the invasion of Russia, June 22, 1941. Volume II: From June 25, 1941 to September 6, 1943. La battaglia dell'Atlantico, l'attacco giapponese in America, lo sbarco in Sicilia, la caduta di Mussolini. Volume III: From September 11, 1943 to August 16, 1945. La resa dell'Italia, la liberazione dell'Europa, la caduta di Hitler e la resa incondizionata della Germania. First Collected Editions. 3 volumes, large 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spines. FIRST EDITION, A GOOD COPY.

Seller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini, Modena, Italy

Churchill, Sir Winston. Edited By Randolph S. Churchill. IN THE BALANCE. Speeches 1949 and 1950. Cassell & Company, London, 1951.

Price: US$75.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: Octavo. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt lettering spine. Fine copy in a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with mild chips, ink mark and small stain rear panel of dust jacket. x, 456 pp.

Seller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, Sun City West, AZ, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston. The Second World War. Vol. 4 The hinge of fate / Winston S. Churchill.. London : Cassell, 1951.

Price: US$77.50 + shipping

Description: Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 917 pages; xviii, 917 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns. 1 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Churchill, Winston. The Second World War. Vol. 4 The hinge of fate / Winston S. Churchill.. London : Cassell, 1951.

Price: US$88.00 + shipping

Description: Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 917 pages; xviii, 917 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns. 1 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. In The Balance, Speeches 1949 & 1950, edited by Randolph S. Churchill. Cassell & Co., London, 1951.

Price: US$139.34 + shipping

Description: blue cloth, fine condition in fine dust jacket (clipped)

Seller: Ken Saunders, Stirling, ON, Canada

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1951.

Price: US$200.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition of the third of Churchill's five postwar speech volumes. In the Balance includes 58 speeches and broadcasts delivered between 26 January 1949 and 14 December 1950. It was published on 18 October 1951, just a week before the Conservatives won the General Election, returning Churchill to Downing Street on 26 October 1951 at the age of 77. Befitting a Leader of the Opposition, Churchill's speeches address a wide range of domestic and foreign issues, including devaluation of the British Pound, the General Election of February 1950, the Korean War, and establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. By this time, the political experience that underpinned Churchill's postwar oratory was unrivaled. Member of Parliament for half a century, Churchill was beginning his sixth consecutive decade serving in a British Cabinet. Perhaps nothing better speaks to Churchill's truly singular experience than his 31 March 1949 speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (at pages 40-51), where he gave a tour de force survey of the period 1900-1945 that is - characteristic of Churchill - both incisive and lyrical: "In 1900 a sense of moving hopefully forward to brighter, broader, easier days predominated. Little did we guess that what has been called the Century of the Common Man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries put together in the history of the world. but it is not in the power of material forces in any period. to alter the main elements in human nature or restrict the infinite variety of forms in which the soul and genius of the human race can and will express itself." This British first edition, only printing, is very good in a very good plus dust jacket. The dust jacket is notable for excellent spine presentation, with only trivial wear at the spine ends and corners. The front flap is neatly price-clipped and the rear face lightly soiled and spotted, mostly at the rear flap fold. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The dark blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with small corner bumps. The contents show no previous ownership marks and are slightly age-toned, with incidental spotting confined to the page edges. Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A255.1, Woods/ICS A130(a), Langworth p.301

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill Winston S. (Compiled By Charles Eade). The War Speeches Of The Rt Hon Winston S Churchill -3 Volume Set. Cassell & Co, London, 1951.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 1951-1952, . First collected edition

Seller: Mark Henderson, Olathe, KS, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance, a pre-publication publisher's review copy for The Scotsman, the national newspaper of Scotland. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1951.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: This jacketed British first edition of the third of Churchill's postwar speech volumes is a pre-publication publisher’s review copy. This particular review copy belonged to The Scotsman, the national newspaper of Scotland. Cassell and Company Limited’s 6.5 x 4.5 inch (16.5 x 11.4 cm) review slip is affixed to the front pastedown. The title, author, price, and "to be published on" date are all typed on the review slip. A circular "THE SCOTSMAN EDINBURGH" ink stamp was applied to the upper right of the review slip, to the pastedown below the review slip, and to the facing front free endpaper recto. Also inked on the front free endpaper recto is "Review in ‘Scotsman’ 10-25-51" and, further below, the word "WITHDRAWN". We find no other ownership marks. Condition of this review copy is very good plus in a good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners, vivid spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are mildly age-toned, but suffer no spotting. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original publisher’s price on the lower front flap. We note wear to extremities, including shallow chips to the spine ends, corners, and top edge of the front panel, as well as some toning and soiling of the white rear panel. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. In the Balance includes 58 speeches and broadcasts delivered between 26 January 1949 and 14 December 1950. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In the Balance was published on 18 October 1951, just a week before the Conservatives won the General Election, returning Churchill to Downing Street on 26 October 1951 at the age of 76. Befitting a Leader of the Opposition, Churchill's speeches address a wide range of domestic and foreign issues, including devaluation of the British Pound, the General Election of February 1950, the Korean War, and establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. By this time, the political experience that underpinned Churchill's postwar oratory was unrivaled. Member of Parliament for half a century, Churchill was beginning his sixth consecutive decade serving in a British Cabinet. Perhaps nothing better speaks to Churchill's truly singular experience than his 31 March 1949 speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (at pages 40-51), where he gave a tour de force survey of the period 1900-1945 that is - characteristic of Churchill - both incisive and lyrical: "In 1900 a sense of moving hopefully forward to brighter, broader, easier days predominated. Little did we guess that what has been called the Century of the Common Man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries put together in the history of the world. but it is not in the power of material forces in any period. to alter the main elements in human nature or restrict the infinite variety of forms in which the soul and genius of the human race can and will express itself." Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A255.1, Woods/ICS A130(a), Langworth p.301

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S Churchill Compiled By Charles Eade. The War Speeches Of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill.. Cassell & Co, London, 1951.

Price: US$286.94 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: London: Cassell., 1951.1952 Hardcover. Book Conditions: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 3 Volume Set.The jackets are Not price clipped. Overall very good++ order. Weight: 4 KGVol 1: Dust Jacket: Two closed tears to front cover Not Price clipped stating 21s net.Small pen mark on spine. Book: Has owners stamp to Fep. Else a fine copy.Vol 2: Dust Jacket: Two very small closed tears to front cover Not Price clipped stating 21s net. Book: Has owners stamp to Fep. Else a fine copy. Over weight book will require additional postageVol : Dust Jacket: Two ver small closed tears to rear cover Not Price clipped stating 21s net.Small pen mark on spine. Book: Has owners stamp to Fep. Else a fine copy.All in all a very nice a collectable set 1 of only 4740 copies printed.

Seller: The Book Room NZ (IOBA), Tararua, New Zealand

Winston Churchill [Churchilliana; first editions; galley proof]. Galley proofs of a chapter of the fifth volume of 'The Second World War' ['Vol. V - Bk. II - Chap. XVIII - On the Eve'].. Dated 'SEPTEMBER 4, '. [Cassell & Co., London.], 1951.

Price: US$407.49 + shipping

Description: Thirteen pages, paginated [i] + 1-12, on one side each of thirteen leaves, each roughly 37.5 x 16.5 cm. Each page laid out for 55 lines in the text point size (the point size for quotations is smaller). Unbound and attached by a staple in the upper inner corner. Good, with first and last leaves a little grubby and upper two corners dogeared. The first page, headed 'SEPTEMBER 4, 1951 | VOLUME V - BOOK II', is unpaginated, and carries the chapter title and sixteen-line synopsis. The following twelve pages, paginated 1-12, are each headed 'Vol. V - Bk. II - Chap. XVIII - On the Eve'. Not annotated. Page 9 has a printed vertical bar in the left-hand margin, spanning a five line paragraph from a letter from Churchill to Roosevelt (4 June 1944) but the passage about regimes one might dislike. "I do not know whether there is more freedom in Stalin's Russia than in Franco's Spain. I have no intention to seek a quarrel with either.' The penultimate paragraph begins 'Here then we reach what the Western Powers may justly regard as the supreme climax of the war.' The last paragraph reads 'The Hitler tyranny was doomed. Here then we might pause in thankfulness and take hope, not only for victory on all fronts and in all three elements, but also for a safe and happy future for tormented mankind.' This is the galley-proof of vol.V, chap. XXXv (not chap. XVII as the proof has it on every page but the first), entitled "On the Eve" (meaning D-Day), pp.542-558. There are several changes (minor omissions and changes) to the summary of contents at the beginning of the proof/printed chapter, including changing "Smuts' Reminiscences" to "Memories". No significant change were found in the rest of the text. The fifth volume of the English edition of Churchill's history, 'Closing the Ring', was published by Cassell & Co. in 1952.

Seller: Richard M. Ford Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War: The Hinge of Fate, a bibliographically significant Editor's copy from the Cassell and Company archives, accompanied by galley sheets and typed emendations. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1951.

Price: US$2200.00 + shipping

Description: This first edition, first printing of the fourth volume of Churchill’s history of the Second World War is noteworthy - a working copy from the publisher’s archives, stamped "Editorial" on the front free endpaper and top edge. This copy features 55 handwritten emendations and resided in Cassell’s editorial department until at least 25 May 1977, when it was used for the edition referred to as "4th 3rd". (A misnomer that likely refers to a later printing of the second British edition. See Cohen A240.4(IV).f.) The original black cloth is surprisingly clean for a publisher’s working copy, the binding square, the spine gilt bright, the corners sharp, and the page edges clean save the "Editorial" stamp on the top edge. A cosmetic split to the endpapers at the front gutter exposes the intact mull beneath and does not affect binding integrity. The contents are free of toning and spotting. Accompanying are 14 oversized, single sided galley sheets measuring 25.125 x 7.125 inches (63.8 x 18.1 cm). The top of one sheet reads: "30231 Second World War Vol. 4 Galley A1". We also include a loose copyright page with corrections for the "Fourth edition, third impression August 1977". When Cassell secured publication rights to Churchill’s war memoirs, it was "perhaps the greatest coup of twentieth century publishing." Nonetheless, the volumes were published with both stylistic and substantive flaws, as evidenced by the number of corrections made by Cassell staff in this publisher’s copy of the fourth volume. We confirmed that these corrections, ranging from simple letter case corrections to reworded sentences, were incorporated into later printings and editions. One particular edit merits a highlight. At page 416 a typewritten sheet is laid in bearing additional copy for a footnote added in later editions. The story of this footnote involves a Second World War General fired by Churchill. Eric Edward Dorman-Smith (1895-1969) served in WWI with such distinction (awarded the Military Cross for his efforts in the trenches of Ypres) that his friend Ernest Hemingway later fictionalized him as the hero of Across the River and Into the Trees. In WWII Dorman-Smith’s tactical advice played a key role in Italy’s defeat at Beda Fomm. In 1942 Auchinleck assumed command of the Eighth Army, and Dorman-Smith was promoted to acting major-general. Three months later in August 1942 Winston Churchill ordered a complete restructuring of the Middle East command. Montgomery replaced Auchinleck and Dorman-Smith was given command of a brigade in Italy before being dismissed and involuntarily retiring in 1944. Disgraced and disillusioned, Dorman-Smith returned to his home in Ireland and changed his name to O’Gowan. He would implausibly transition from British General to Irish nationalist and IRA supporter. In 1953 O’Gowan’s solicitor sent a letter to 10 Downing Street claiming that the Prime Minister’s book The Hinge of Fate was libelous and made "very grave charges that our client was incompetent and perhaps worse and that he was fired for incompetency." Churchill’s offense was mentioning "General Dorman-Smith to be relieved a Deputy C.G.S." in the general context of "disasters in the Western Desert " O’Gowan né Dorman-Smith apparently employed his lawyers "all over the place, sent out for everything from slight disappointments in newspaper articles, to local affairs, such as destruction of heritage sites and water pollution in Cootehill." Nonetheless, defending a libel case might require making sensitive documents public. The trial never went to court; in early 1954 O’Gowan suddenly backed down from his demands. O’Gowan’s biographer claimed Churchill’s advisor called on O’Gowan’s sense of chivalry by informing him of the Prime Minister’s stroke in 1953 and warning that the affair may cause a second, fatal stroke. The matter was settled by the inclusion of a footnote in future editions of the book - the typed manuscript of which is laid in this volume.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.