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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston S Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He is celebrated as one of greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century but he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and has published a number of very well respected titles.

Here at cj-books-etc we are pleased to offer a number of these publications which we think show several sides of this great man's abilities and character.

Never Give In Winston Speeches

Winston Churchill's Speeches

Published by Bloomsbury 2013. Trade sized softback 436 pages.

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The Wisdom of Winston Churchill Winston Wisdom

Words of war and peace

Edited by Sean Lamb. Published by Arcturus. Paperback 384 pages.

New for £5.25 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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The Sayings of Winston Churchill Winston Sayings

Winston Churchill's Speeches

Edited by J A Sutcliffe. Published by Duckworth 1992. Paperback 64 pages.

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Sixty Minutes with Winston Churchill Sixty Minutes

By W H Thompson (Churchill's Shadow)

Published by Christopher Johnson 1953. First edition. Hardback 92 pages.

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Winston Churchill - His Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

Published by Heron Books undated. Hardback faux leather binding with gold embossing.

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The World Crisis 1911-1918 vol 2 (1915-1918) The World Crisis

Published by Odhams Press Ltd undated circa 1930's. Hardback 1477 pages.

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A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston History

volumes 1-4

Published by Cassell 1964. Hardback complete with colour dust jackets in good condition 1414 pages total.

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Folio Society Editions

Books are not just functional items but can also be works of art in themselves. And for the best examples of these you are hard pressed to find finer than the Folio Society Editions. We have fine examples on offer here at cj-books-etc:

The Dead Sea Scrolls

translated by Geza Vermes

Dead Sea On the western shores of the Dead Sea, about eight miles south of Jericho, lies a complex of ruins known as Khirbet Qumran. It occupies one of the lowest parts of the Earth, on the fringe of the hot and arid wastes of the Wilderness of Judea, and it today, apart from occasional invasions from coach loads of tourists, lifeless, silent and empty. But from that place members of an ancient Jewish religious community whose centre it was, hurried out one day and in secrecy climbed the cliffs in order to hide away in eleven caves their precious scrolls. No one came back to retrieve them undisturbed for almost 2000 years... until 1947.

vermes This translation of the scrolls by Geza Vermes enables the general reader to come into direct contact with the literary works found at Qumran. The text has been selected from the acclaimed book by Geza Vermes 'The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English' and the aim has been to include all the more complete scrolls especially those, which describe the community that created them and throw light on its customs and beliefs. They include community rules and laws on peace and war, hymns, songs and psalms, and a number of fascinating biblical texts and commentaries.

insidedead This beautifully produced book includes copious full colour and black and white prints and come complete in a sturdy protective sleeve. An ideal gift or pure self-indulgence!

£19.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Ill Met by Moonlight

by W Stanley Moss

Moonlight This book recounts the kidnapping in 1944, by two young officers (Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor) serving in the S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive), of a German General from his headquarters in Crete and the spiriting of him over the mountains of that island into a motor-launch and so to captivity. It was written down crisply during and straight after the event by one of the young officers and at once banned by the War Office until 1950 when they allowed a shortened version to be published. This edition follows the text of this original published first edition.

It shows the daring and audacity of youth against a background of war and in the words of the author:

'I have not attempted to bring it up to date or rewrite any part of it, for to do so would be to lose the spirit of light heartedness and twenty-two-year-old exuberance (almost bumptiousness) with which it was written'

Moonlight Beautifully bound in dark blue cloth with embossed illustration and sturdy slipcase, and copious black and white photographs inside, this special edition is available from cj-books-etc for

£19.95 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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The Golden Fleece

by Robert Graves

Golden Written between November 1943 and July 1944, Graves' prose narrative describes the journey of the Argo and her crew in splendid detail and scholarly mastery. His sure handed lightness of touch saves us from a tale which could so easily have become portentous. But the narrative is anchored in a wealth of detail quarried from three decades of study into the classics. The reader could not only build the Argo from his specifications but launch it while celebrating the correct sacrifices as well!

Graves feeds his Argonauts on 'flat cakes made of spelt, dried tunny steaks, jars of dolphin oil and sweet pickled carcasses of mutton', and sets a course for them which has often been a notorious problem even amongst classical authors. Taking into account detailed information on tides, currents, winds and landmarks, he succeeds in making the journey of the Argo seem so real!

Golden This beautiful edition in teal coloured cloth with black and gold embossed illustration and sturdy slipcase, and copious full colour art work illustrations by Graham Baker, is available from cj-books-etc.

£19.95 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

Callaghan to Thatcher Politics in Britain: From Callaghan to Thatcher (Chambers political spotlights) (Paperback)

by Ian Derbyshire & J. Denis Derbyshire

This book examines and discusses the political background to this important era which shaped Thatcher and influenced her later political actions. It is written for both student and lay reader and forms an ideal background to this seed bed for Thatcherism.

Available from cj-books-etc for £5.99 plus £2.80 p&p (UK). International deliveries available. Buy now.

The Thatcher Years The Thatcher Years: A Decade of Revolution in British Politics (Paperback)

by John Cole

This book takes a skeptical but affectionate look at the political leader surrounding Thatcher during her years in power including Michael Foot, Roy Jenkins, David Steel, David Owen and of course Neil Kinnock. The author declares this to be a 'decade of revolution' in British politics with Maggie at the heart of the action.

Available from cj-books-etc for £5.99 plus £2.80 p&p (UK). International deliveries available. Buy now. - SOLD OUT.

The Boer War

by Fred R van Hartesveldt

This introduction to the Boer War examines its origins, key events such as the sieges of Ladysmith, Kimberly and Mafeking, and key figures such as Kitchener and Roberts. It concludes by asking: if the British won the war, did the Boers win the peace?

Prof. van Hartesveldt is also the author of other books on the Boer War and here gives an expert account of this remarkable and tragic was in South Africa.

Buy now from cj-books-etc for £12.50 plus £2.80 p&p (UK).

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Also available The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham for £27.95 plus £2.80 p&p (UK).

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