"LET US HAVE FAIR PLAY ABOUT MR. CHURCHILL": ONLY THE SECOND BOOK-LENGTH CHURCHILL BIOGRAPHY
(CHURCHILL, Winston) SCOTT, A. MacCallum. Winston Churchill in Peace and War. London: George Newnes, 1916. Small octavo, original red cloth.
First edition of Scott's biography of the future Prime Minister—only the second book-length Churchill biography—with a particular focus on the recent Dardanelles campaign, which ended in disaster and led to Churchill's fall from grace and the government.
"An updated version of the author's first Churchill biography from 1905 [Winston Spencer Churchill]; still full of admiration, it includes details on the Dardanelles campaign. The author is convinced that Churchill's plan for forcing the Dardanelles and taking Turkey out of the war was the correct strategic vision and that it failed through lack of military celerity on the scene and political support at home" (Zoller). In Scott's first biography—the first book-length biography of Churchill, published when Churchill was only 31—Scott correctly predicted that Churchill would achieve the premiership. This is only the second book-length biography published about Churchill. Without very scarce original dust jacket. Zoller A6.
Minor foxing to fore-edge, faint toning to spine. A near-fine copy of this early Churchill biography.