A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

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Spanning four volumes and many centuries of history, from Caesar's invasion of Britain to the start of WWI, A History of the English Speaking Peoples stands as one of Winston Churchill's most magnificent literary works.

After reading this book, you can't help but wonder what kind of people deserve such a leader- the kind of leader who is relentlessly pragmatic, ruthlessly indifferent to human conditions and yet charismatic enough to save an empire from the cusp of an apocalyptic destruction. And of course, I had to read more about some of the key players in the long event for control of the Island especially the Earl of Warwick, the ‘Kingmaker. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, moderate foxing, tanning and thumb marking. I knew that in this first of four Volumes it would not only set the tone for the remainder of the other three – I wanted to ensure I was able to capture the essence of this important History of a nation that has done more good for mankind than harm when one looks at the accomplishments of structure to locations of the many that took the challenge to accomplish, work, study, and learn long before my own existence came into being. How the Parlament came to be, the back and forth of powerful earls and lords the resulting wars occurring, both civil and abroad.

In this Volume III we read in addition to William and Mary; that of Queen Anne, the Duke of Marlborough, and the ill-fated investment/opportunists of the 1720 South Sea Company that had promised (and outbid the Bank of England) to wipe away the National Debt of the time.

The spines of Volume III and IV are very slightly creased, but the bindings are all otherwise square and tight and the contents fine. It’s certainly not the fault of the author, the reader’s (my fault) because readers of books such as this, should have some background and knowledge of the subject. Intentionally, I read the first volume slowly as I wanted to ensure I could learn as much as possible.This is a magnificent, full, four-volume British first edition, first printing set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. S. first edition of this particular work – quite striking as well as strikingly different in appearance from its British first edition counterpart – seems entirely appropriate.

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