Complete book set: The Second World War, Volumes I-VI. First British editions. London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1948-1954. Hardcovers with dust jackets, 6 x 8.5. Beautifully signed on the half-title page of the fourth volume in fountain pen, "Winston S. Churchill." Autographic condition: fine. Overall book condition: VG/VG, with staining to the front panel of the first volume's dust jacket, some fading to topstain, and a bookplate torn from the front pastedown of the final volume. As Britain's prime minister for most of the Second World War, Winston Churchill had an unparalleled perspective on the conflict. After leaving office in 1945, he produced this remarkable account, which holds a very high place in the ranks of nonfiction books of the 20th century. The comprehensive series was a major success in both Great Britain and the United States, and was largely responsible for his being awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature 'for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.'
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