Winston Churchill in Peace and War by A. Maccallum Scott 1st / 1st 1916
London: George Newnes Limited (1916) First UK edition published in 1916. In very good condition. The boards have a few marks to the front and back. The spine is faded. The corners and spine ends are rubbed. The pages have browned but not many spotting or foxing marks and no previous owner’s names. Overall just about a very good copy.
This is a very early biography of Churchill written by a former private secretary. Maccallum also wrote the first biography ‘Winston Spencer Churchill’, published in 1905. This was a revised or updated version of that. At a time when Churchill’s scapegoating was still fresh and his future uncertain, the author asserted that Churchill’s plan was strategically sound, the failure being military and political.