Hardcover Book, Winston Churchill, Violet Bonham Carter, First Edition, Biography, Reference, History, Illustrated
A great book entitled Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait by Violet Bonham Carter.
This superb account by the author of the public and private life of the greatest Englishman of our century, makes a rare firsthand contribution to the history of an epoch and to the understanding of the man. Violet Bonham Carter was Churchill's close personal friend for nearly sixty years. Her book focuses on the formative and crucial years from 1906 to 1916 that shaped his political style as well as his philosophy.
Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, (April 15, 1887 – February 19, 1969), known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, was a British politician and diarist. She was the daughter of H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916, and she was known as Lady Violet, as a courtesy title, from her father's elevation to the peerage as Earl of Oxford and Asquith in 1925. Later she became active in Liberal politics herself and was a leading opponent of appeasement. She stood for Parliament and became a life peer.
She was also involved in arts and literature. Her diaries cover her father's premiership before and during the First World War and continue until the 1960s. She was Sir Winston Churchill's closest female friend, apart from his wife, and her grandchildren. Actress, Helena Bonham Carter is her granddaughter.
9½ x 6½ inches
Published by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. -- 1965 -- American First Edition
This book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked. Its dust cover is in fair condition with rubbing and some tearing on edges and corners.
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