Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S

Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people written by Winston Churchill. The original collection of 21 essays published in 1937 were mainly written between 1928 and 1931. Four were added to the book in the 1939 edition, about Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

by Churchill Winston S.

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1937
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London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937. First edition. With twenty-one photographic portraits. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on top cover and spine. [iv], 330, index. A very pleasing and very handsome copy with virtually no mellowing, but for a tad to the spine panel. Very fresh and clean internally and externally, a very well… Read more
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S. (The Rt. Hon.; C.H,, M. P.)

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Thornton Butterworth Ltd. Used - Good. First Edition, First Impression (with matching First Printing dust jacket). [1st ed, 1st Impression]. In Fair, mylar wrapped dust jacket. Jacket is orange paper with black text. Some moisture damage, fading and chipping to jacket, though it is largely intact. Jacket does not display reviews on flaps. Blue cloth covered boards with… Read more
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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1937
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1st Edition
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. This is Churchill's much praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. About Hitler, Churchill writes: "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon… Read more
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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES.

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

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1937
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Thornton Butterworth Ltd. London. 1937. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with 21 mono photo portraits including George Bernard Shaw, Leon Trotsky, Lawrence of Arabia, Hindenburg & Hitler and King George V. A little very light spotting to a few pages otherwise a very good copy. Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Just a hint… Read more
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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1937
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First Edition
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London: Thornton and Butterworth, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original blue cloth. Essays on a range of historical figures. With photographic plates throughout. A much nicer copy than usual.
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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1937
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First Edition
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London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937. Hardover with gilt-printed boards, first edition, no dust jacket. This copy was awarded to A.M. Honore from Diocesan College in 1937 for the Pauling Prize in French and bears the bookplate certificate to FEP. Boards are worn at edges, sunned at spine and lightly marked both front and rear. Rough cut page block is lightly tanned… Read more
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Odhams Press,, [1948]. 8vo., Second Impression thus, on laid paper, with plates, bookseller's stamp on title; red cloth, upper board framed in blind and blocked in gilt, gilt back, red edges, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped (not affecting lettering ) at head and tail of backstrip. First published by Thornton Butterworth in 1937,… Read more
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Great Contemporaries (Early Works of Winston Churchill)

by Winston S. Churchill

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1991-05-01
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9780393029413
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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2011-10-15
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9781258168025
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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2011-05-21
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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1990-06-28
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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2001-01-01
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9781931313704
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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2011-05-21
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Great contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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MW Books Ltd.
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1948
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Very good cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Boards st
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Second Edition
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London : Odhams Press, 1948. Second Edition. Very good cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Boards stained. Remains quite well-preserved overall.. Physical description: x, 309p. : ports. ; 22cm. Subjects: Statesmen -- 20th century -- Biography.
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Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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1942-12-19
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S

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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill Winston S.

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Blacket Books
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1938
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Revised Edition
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London: Thornton Butterworth, 1938. A good copy. Would be very good but for two inch vertical tear at foot of title page at join with spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 387pp. Illustrated.This is the first impression of the revised edition which contains four additional essays.. Revised Edition.
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S. [Spencer]

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1991
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First American Edition
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9780393029413
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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991. First American Edition. First American Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition. Edges lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. xi, 250, [2] pp. Black-and-white photographs. A collection of biographical vignettes of important men of the early twentieth century, written by Churchill from 1929-1937. A reprint of the original 1937 work. Biographies include:… Read more
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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

by Churchill, Winston S

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London: Butterworth, 1940. Revised edition, second impression.. 8vo. 387+25 pp of illus from photo portraits. Blue cloth; lettering gilt. A very good copy with some light shelfwear..
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Great Contemporaries (Early Works of Winston Churchill)

by Winston S. Churchill

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1991
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9780393029413
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New York.: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1991. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover 1991 edition. Text, dust jacket and boards in fine condition. Binding firm. Pages unmarked and clean. .
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Great Contemporaries

by CHURCHILL, Winston S

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1990
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9780850522563
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Leo Cooper, 1990. ~Dustwrapper slightly rubbed but unfaded and unclipped. . Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. xi,250pp. 25 illus. Binding tight, text unmarked.
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Great Contemporaries; A Gallery of Pen Portraits

by Churchill, Winston S.

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9780749302016
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Mandarin. 1990, paperback, goed exemplaar, naam voorin
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S. (Winston Spencer, 1874-1965)

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Odhams Press. x,309 sidor. Fotoillustrerad. Förlagets dekorerade röda klotband med rött snitt, aningen blekt rygg. [21,5x14 cm]. Reprinted [1937]. Fint skick. - Den svenska upplagan med titeln 'Stora samtida' kom ut samma år som originalupplagan 1937.
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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

by WINSTON S CHURCHILL

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1939
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REPRINT
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Great Contemporaries (Early Works of Winston Churchill)

by Winston S. Churchill

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1991-05
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9780393029413
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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1976-08-01
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9780226106311
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University of Chicago Press, 1976-08-01. Paperback. Very Good. Prompt shipment, with tracking.Very good paperback with clean pages. Prior owner's bookplate inside front cover. Minor creasing.
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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

by Churchill, Winston S.

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M & A Simper Bookbinders
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1939
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Good with no dust jacket
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London: Readers Union. Good with no dust jacket. 1939. Hard Cover. 387pp; illustrations, blue boards faded along spine, internally very good. ; 220 x 140mm .
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S Churchill

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1941
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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1990-06-28
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9780850522563
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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9780850522563
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill Winston S.:

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Reprint Society, 1941 17 portraits from photographs; Preface and 23 essays; Brown cloth lettered in brown and black; Covers used: good+. Hardcover. Book.
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Great Contemporaries

by Churchill, Winston S.

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1943
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London: Macmillan, 1943. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo blue cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. 287pp. Biographies of ‘Great Men’ of the late 19th to early 20th century, subjects include politicians, Kings, military leaders and literary figures. Covers are a little battered, inside nice and clean with a touch of foxing to the page ends.
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S Churchill

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1941
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Great contemporaries

by Winston S Churchill

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1941
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Reprint Society. 1941 Reprint Society edition hardback; Good+ copy, name on fep, no dj; UK dealer, immediate dispatch . Good. Hardcover. 1941.
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Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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9780226106311
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University of Chicago Press. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
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