London: Cassell, 1950. First edition. Finely bound in three-quarters morocco over marbled boards, plain endpapers. A Fine copy, clean and unmarked inside and out.
"The 52 speeches and broadcasts which comprise this collection were delivered from 1947 to 1948, when Churchill was serving as Leader of the Opposition. The socialist Labour Party commanded a huge majority at the time, yet Churchill remained undeterred, as demonstrated by the verve and wit of this collection. Both foreign and domestic issues are considered, including escalating violence in Palestine, unsteady relations with America and the Soviet Union, conscription, nationalisation, and Britain's postward economic and imperial decline. Published in time for the General Election of 1950, when the Labour's majority was reduced to six, it would assist in restoring Churchill to the office of Prime Minister by 1951" (Bloomsbury). Fine (Item #4898)