THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE
First American Edition-
American Norton Reprint Edition (First American Edition)
W.W. Norton & Co. [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A1.7) (Woods A1db)
8vo (236 pages, illustrated, with maps)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]
Item Number: 10396
The Story of the Malakand Field Force was Winston Churchill’s first book, a chronicle of true-life military adventures drawn from newspaper dispatches filed by the then-22-year-old correspondent while serving on India’s Afghanistan-bordering Northwest Frontier under Major-General Sir Bindon Blood. Wrenching to read how little has changed in this region since Churchill’s time. The First Edition is easily distinguished by its apple-green cloth binding but Malakand is prized by collectors in almost any edition.
This 1990 reprint, now out-of-print, in fact constituted MALAKAND’s first-ever American edition. The text was photographically reproduced from the 1974 “Collected Works” edition. This is a very good copy in a price-clipped dust jacket.