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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill (4-Volume Hardback Box Set)
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VERY GOOD: Overall, this box set is in VERY GOOD condition. The four (4) hardback volumes are in LIKE NEW condition, while the box itself shows the most shelf wear. The description affixed on the back of the box is slightly unglued and shows some wear.
From the back of the box: “SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER CHURCHILL (1874-1965) completed the original draft of his great history in 1939. His duties as First Lord of the Admiralty, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense were to postpone the final publication for some seventeen years. These four, fully indexed volumes comprise the only complete and unabridged edition of the masterwork of the man awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for his mastery in historical and biographical presentation.’
“Volume One: THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. Traces the story of Britain from Roman times through the Tudors’ ascension to the English throne in 1485, the eve of the discovery of the New World.
“Volume Two: THE NEW WORLD. Two centuries of discovery, exploration, civil war and massive changes in the English Monarchy, law and religion ending with the escape of James II in 1688.
“Volume Three: THE AGE OF THE REVOLUTION. A period of slightly more than 100 years saw three revolutions—each of which led to war between England and France. The volume ends with the treaties of 1815, which marked the end of Napoleon’s Empire and the beginning of a European order that would last a hundred years.
“Volume Four: THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES. The defeat of Napoleon left England uncontested master of a large portion of the world. The rise of the Empire is followed through the Death of Victoria and the end of the Boer War. America’s Civil War and growth as a world power is also detailed.”
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