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By: Ex-Detective-Inspector W.H. Thompson (With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, M.P.)
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen B64) (Woods B31) (Zoller B110)
Date: 1938
Published: Jarrolds Publishers [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (255 pages, with 15 illustrations)
Binding: Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Red cloth]

Category: Books About Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 207582

Description: This is the First English edition, without dust jacket, of the initial memoir published by Churchill's then-just-retired bodyguard, Walter Thompson, before he was summoned back to wartime duty shadowing the PM. Two more memoirs later ensued. This, however, was the only one with a Foreword by his boss:

"Mr. Thompson was, as he says, my faithful, vigilant guardian for more than eight years."

It is a very rare book, here in very shelfworn condition. The spine is gouged and faded but intact. There is a small vintage bookshop sticker and inkstamp on the front pastedown, the remains of a large removed sticker and red markings on the rear pastedown. The contents are otherwise fine.

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Bibliographic numbers are from Henry Ashley Redburn's original Bibliography of Works Containing or Relating to the Rt. Hon. S. Winston S. Churchill (R in parentheses) and from Curt J. Zoller's greatly expanded recent Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (Z in parentheses).










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