Written before he became prime minister, Churchill’s canny and witty insights on the great figures of the day remain entertaining and illuminating.
Featuring newly researched photographs and biographical information, this remains one of Churchill’s most accessible works – it illuminates its subjects and reveals the personality of its author. For this edition we have used the 25 essays Churchill personally selected for the 1938 edition, and Celia Sandys has provided a warm and insightful introduction, describing her grandfather as a man who always thought of himself as a professional writer, regardless of his extraordinary political career. As Lady D’Abernon wrote when she received her copy of Great Contemporaries, Churchill ‘was himself far the Greatest Contemporary of them all’.
Quarter-bound in buckram with printed Modigliani paper sides
Set in Garamond with Gill Sans display
Frontispiece and 28 integrated black & white illustrations
9½˝ x 6¼˝