“SOME PEOPLE MAY BE STARTLED OR MOMENTARILY DEPRESSED WHEN, LIKE YOUR PRESIDENT, I SPEAK OF A LONG AND HARD WAR”: CHURCHILL’S ADDRESS TO THE U.S. CONGRESS, DECEMBER 1941
CHURCHILL, Winston. An Address by the Rt. Hon Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, December 26th 1941. Stamford, Connecticut: Overbrook Press, . Slim octavo, original red cloth, paper cover label; pp. 15. $1200.
Early edition of this persuasive speech by Churchill to the United States Congress arguing for the necessity of a World War II alliance, one of only 1000 copies printed.
This address was delivered shortly after the entry of the United States into World War II before both Houses of the United States' Congress on December 26, 1941. In it, Churchill summarized Britain's war effort and tried to convince Congress that the best strategy for victory was an alliance between their nations. First published in 1941 by the United States Government Printing Office. Without dust jacket, as issued. Cohen A163.7. Woods A84c.
Tiny chip to rear blank, one-inch split to front hinge, mild toning to binding. A near-fine copy.