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SHALL WE COMMIT SUICIDE?

-Churchill presages atomic warfare.-

1924

First Thus

By: Winston S. Churchill

Eilert Printing Co. [NY]

Biblio: (Cohen A74.1) (Woods A33)

8 x 4 inches (12 pages)

Pamphlet [Wire-stitched paper pamphlet]

Item Number: 18158

Description

Churchill presages the proliferation of chemical and [hypothetically] atomic weapons in this ominously prophetic essay, which first appeared in the September 1924 issue of Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine, before being published in the U.S. as this stand-alone pamphlet.

“Might not a bomb no bigger than an orange be found to possess secret power to destroy a whole block of buildings nay, to blast a township at a stroke? … As for Poison Gas and Chemical Warfare in all its forms, only the first chapter has been written of a terrible book.”

An extremely rare and important pamphlet, here lightly sunned and a touch foxed, but in very good condition overall.