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Winds of Change 1914-1939 - Harold MacMillan

MacMillan, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with heavy tanning to the spine.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This is the first part of a remarkable story, perhaps the most important story of our time; and there can surely be no man more ideally qualified than Harold Macmillan to chronicle this last half-century, a period during which the winds of change have blown as never before.

His autobiographical account of the dramatic years from 1914 to 1939 shows all the formative influences on the author’s life: his background, acutely Scottish and literary; his encounter with real human misery and pain in the Great War; his entrance into politics at the hard and unpleasant end, which determined those social and economic theories that were to keep him for so long on the back-benches until they became accepted as the world’s common sense.

Here, too, are the great names, sharply seen and recorded in deep original perspective: Chamberlain with his Messianic delusion, Baldwin, Hoare; Ramsay MacDonald, Bonar Law, Halifax, Duff Cooper, Eden; Lloyd George as a formative influence second only to Disraeli; Churchill above all. It is a new and continually informative unwinding of a familiar story, viewed in the context of fifty years of change.

This first volume ends with the declaration of war in 1939, before Harold Macmillan ever held office. Subsequent volumes will cover the Second War and the post-war years until his resignation from the office of Prime Minister in October 1963.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 664 pages.