Title MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First appearance in books form.
Publisher London John Murray
Illustrator Yousuf Karsh, frontispiece.
Seller ID 24783
40 pp, 8" H. No date. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was published in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, composed of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers, the saviour of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edgewear - light at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine.