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CHURCHILL Winston S.. My Early Life. A Roving Commission. , 1930.

Price: US$5139.08 + shipping

Description: Frontispiece, maps and illustrations. First edition, second impression. 8vo., cloth. London, Thornton Butterworth Ltd. A presentation copy, inscribed on the second front free endpaper 'To Christopher Hobhouse from Winston S. Churchill. Dec. 23. 1930'. Christopher Hobhouse was a journalist and author, among whose books were 'Oxford', and '1851 and the Crystal Palace'. In 1939 he published in the Spectator a review of Churchill's 'Step by Step' entitled 'A Man of Judgment'. David Lilly wrote in a paper on the Munich Crisis 'Christopher Hobhouse writing in The Spectator, also saw the agreements as a surrender. He viewed Britain's position as strong before the agreements; it had the support of the world while the German populace was agitating for peace. Hobhouse viewed the leadership as having lost their nerve -- fearing that victory would have cost too many lives and strongly stated that his generation, those under thirty, would have to pay the price for this humiliating surrender. Hobhouse viewed the situation as one worth fighting for and believed that his generation was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in war, as many other generations had done before'. Spine faded, just rubbed at the head and tail, corners bumped, small paint fleck to the spine.

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