Marlborough his life and times

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Marlborough: His Life and Times is a panegyric biography written by Winston Churchill about John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Churchill was a lineal.

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Published by Marlborough From: Libros Tobal Madrid, Spain. Seller Rating:. About this Item: Marlborough, Condition: Como Nuevo. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Abridged and with an introduction by Henry Steele Commager.

He fought four great battles and many important actions. It is the common boast of his champions that he never fought a battle that he did not win, nor besieged a fortress he did not take. Amid all the chances and baffling accidents of war he produced victory with almost mechanical certainty. Even when fighting in fetters and hobbles, swayed and oppressed by influences which were wholly outside the military situation, he was able to produce the same result, varying only in degree. Nothing like this can be seen in military annals. His smaller campaigns were equally crowned by fortune. He never rode off any field except as a victor.

Churchill was a lineal descendant of the duke. The book comprises four volumes, the first of which appeared in October pages, , words with subsequent volumes in , and At that time Churchill envisaged writing , to , words to be published in no more than two volumes. Cumulative sales of the first volume were 17, copies, 15, for the second and 10, for the third and fourth, which was a respectable though not exceptional performance for such a work. Churchill had conceived the idea of writing the book by , when the conservative defeat in the general election meant that he was no longer a government minister, giving him both spare time and the loss of his ministerial salary.



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