Speeches 1947 and 1948


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Houghton Mifflin Company [Boston]

Biblio: (Cohen A246.1) (Woods A128a)

8vo (506 pages, 52 speeches)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]

Item Number: 212321



A very good copy, without dust jacket. The spine is a bit faded, the cloth is otherwise clean and bright. The contents are fine, with a tiny, vintage bookshop plate on the front pastedown.
Thiis is the second volume of Churchill’s collected postwar speeches (1947-1948), one of only 2,500 copies published. As leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Churchill, shocked some listeners with these speeches by suggesting that the only salvation for war-torn Europe was in rapprochement between France and Germany. The Soviet threat and Berlin airlift are also frequently addressed.