Winston S. Churchill’s complete six volume classic history of the Second World War. The set includes: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grant Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; and Triumph and Tragedy. The six volumes were originally published from 1948 to 1954.
“The Second World War” is a definitive history of the period from the end of the First World War to July 1945, written by Winston Churchill. It was largely responsible for his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. Churchill wrote the book, with a team of assistants, using both his own notes and privileged access to official documents while still working as a politician; the text was vetted by the Cabinet Secretary. Churchill was largely fair in his treatment, but wrote the history from his personal point of view.
All six volumes are finely held in a custom slipcase, with author’s portrait and gilt embossed signature. The volumes have been beautifully rebound in custom quarter-leather.