London; (1970): Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Octavo. Item #028057
372 pages, index, bibliography. How after a brilliant beginning, what has often been called the Wilderness years is traced. It explains why so many in government and the British military distrusted his judgment. Today we know how from 1939 whether in or out of British politics, he was the dominant influence in England and its colonies. But it is in a study of this bleak period that allows us to see how great the contrasts were of a great man who became an outsider and yet became the symbol of England's fight to survive and conquer against all odds. A near fine copy bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt blocked in blue, with two numbers in pink on front pastedown, in a very good dust jacket with just a bit of toning or soiling.