Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence. Winston S. Churchill, Warren F. Kimball.
Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence
Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence
Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence
Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence

Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1984. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This weighty, three-volume set first issued in 1984 publishes the complete correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston S. Churchill from October 1933 to April 1945, the month FDR died. The correspondence is edited with commentary by Warren F. Kimball. This is the first printing of the desirable hardcover edition. All printings of the hardcover edition totaled 3,466 sets sold and have long been out of print. This is a quality production with illustrated dust jackets, sturdy red cloth bindings, black endpapers, head and foot bands, and contents printed on acid-free paper. This set features near fine plus volumes in near fine plus dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are square and tight with only incidental shelf wear. The contents of all three volumes are crisp and clean with no previous ownership marks. The sole defects noted are some trivial soiling to the bottom edges of Volumes I & III and a tiny bump to the upper rear cover corner of Volume I. The dust jackets are crisp, clean, and complete. These jackets are highly prone to spine sunning. In this case we note only a barely discernible color shift between the jacket spines and faces. The dust jackets are protected with removable, clear, archival covers. Few relationships between world leaders proved as important and world-defining as the relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. On 11 September 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had already been President of the United States for six and a half years. By contrast, Winston S. Churchill had only been re-appointed as Britain’s First Lord of the Admiralty a week prior, after the outbreak of the Second World War. While Roosevelt had been leading his own nation, Churchill had spent most of the 1930s out of power and out of favor, warning against the growing Nazi threat and often at odds with both his Party leadership and prevailing public sentiment. But on 11 September, President Franklin Roosevelt initiated what would become a world-defining relationship and correspondence. FDR wrote, “My dear Churchill, It is because you and I occupied similar positions in the [First] World War that I want you to know how glad I am that you are back again in the Admiralty… I shall at all times welcome it if you will keep me in touch personally with anything you want me to know about.” (ed. Kimball, Complete Correspondence Vol.I, p.24) Churchill responded with the amusingly transparent code name “Naval Person” which he changed to “Former Naval Person” when he became prime minister in May 1940. Reference: Cohen A287.1. Item #005939

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