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The Churchill Documents, Volume IV: Minister of the Crown, 1907–1911 By Randolph S. Churchill
697 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-14-8
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The Churchill Documents, Volume IV: Minister of the Crown, 1907–1911

Volume 4 of The Churchill Documents begins with Churchill’s remarkable visit to East Africa in 1907 and his journey down the Nile. Then follows his entry into the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade, his courtship with and marriage to Clementine Hozier, his prominent part in the successful parliamentary and public struggle to curb the powers of the House of Lords, his work for prison reform as Home Secretary, his deepening involvement in defence matters, and his opening months as First Lord of the Admiralty.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume IX: Disruption and Chaos, July 1919–March 1921 By Martin Gilbert
705 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-21-6
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The Churchill Documents, Volume IX: Disruption and Chaos, July 1919–March 1921

Through the documents in these pages, Martin Gilbert takes the reader on a fascinating journey, covering a wide range of domestic and international problems. Churchill’s vivid personality is evident as each controversy unfolds—traced through private letters and secret Cabinet records. Martin Gilbert’s explanatory notes, never obtrusive, illuminate both the individuals and the events of twenty-one dramatic months.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume V: At the Admiralty, 1911–1914 By Randolph S. Churchill
786 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-15-5
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The Churchill Documents, Volume V: At the Admiralty, 1911–1914

Volume 5 of The Churchill Documents begins with Churchill’s prominent part in the Liberal Government’s attempts to introduce Home Rule for Ireland. It continues with his spirited opposition to Votes for Women, during which he incurred the anger of the militant wing of the Suffragettes. It continues with his extraordinarily active and creative years as First Lord of the Admiralty, ensuring the ability of the Royal Navy to defend Britain and its colonies in the event of war, supervising the transformation of the Fleet from coal-burning to oil-burning ships, securing for the British Government a majority stake in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, pioneering the Royal Naval Air Force, and learning to fly, despite being almost twenty years older than the average pilot of those days.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume VI: At the Admiralty, July 1914–April 1915 By Martin Gilbert
838 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-17-9
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The Churchill Documents, Volume VI: At the Admiralty, July 1914–April 1915

The letters and documents reproduced in this volume of The Churchill Documents were written between July 1914 and April 1915, the period covered by the first part of Martin Gilbert’s volume III of the official biography of Sir Winston Churchill. They contain the documentary evidence of his initiatives, setbacks, and achievements as wartime First Lord of the Admiralty. The volume includes his efforts to sustain the siege of Antwerp, his support for the use of air power in war, and his central part in the early development of the tank. It also shows the enthusiasm and forcefulness with which he supported an offensive naval policy, first against Germany, then against Turkey, impressing and influencing his colleagues.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume VII: “The Escaped Scapegoat”, May 1915–December 1916 By Martin Gilbert
847 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-18-6
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The Churchill Documents, Volume VII: “The Escaped Scapegoat”, May 1915–December 1916

The letters and documents reproduced in this volume of The Churchill Documents span the period from May 1915 to December 1916, following Churchill’s departure from the Admiralty. From then until December 1916 he was successively Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, a member of the Cabinet, and a battalion commander on the Western Front. This volume includes every letter written by Churchill to his wife from the trenches. On his return from the Western Front, as a Member of Parliament, holding no office, Churchill was a vigorous opponent to the government’s war policy, critical of the Somme offensive and of the lack of munitions preparation.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume VIII: War and Aftermath, December 1916–June 1919 By Martin Gilbert
720 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-20-9
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The Churchill Documents, Volume VIII: War and Aftermath, December 1916–June 1919

Through the documents in these pages, Martin Gilbert takes the reader on a fascinating journey, covering a wide range of domestic and international problems. Churchill’s vivid personality is evident as each controversy unfolds—traced through private letters and secret Cabinet records. Martin Gilbert’s explanatory notes, never obtrusive, illuminate both the individuals and the events of two and a half dramatic years.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume X: Conciliation and Reconstruction, April 1921–November 1922 By Martin Gilbert
717 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-22-3
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The Churchill Documents, Volume X: Conciliation and Reconstruction, April 1921–November 1922

Through the documents in these pages, Martin Gilbert takes the reader on a fascinating journey, covering a wide range of domestic and international problems. Churchill’s vivid personality is evident as each controversy unfolds—traced through private letters and secret Cabinet records. Martin Gilbert’s explanatory notes, never obtrusive, illuminate both the individuals and the events of nineteen dramatic months.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume XI: The Exchequer Years, 1922–1929 By Martin Gilbert
1,504 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-24-7
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The Churchill Documents, Volume XI: The Exchequer Years, 1922–1929

This volume of The Churchill Documents tells Churchill’s story from 1922 to 1929. Based on one of the richest archives of modern British history, it deals both with Churchill’s personal and political life and with the political and international scene of which he was part.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume XII: The Wilderness Years, 1929–1935 By Martin Gilbert
1,404 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-25-4
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The Churchill Documents, Volume XII: The Wilderness Years, 1929–1935

This volume of The Churchill Documents tells Churchill’s story from 1929-1935: the first five and a half of his “Wilderness Years.” Based, like the previous volumes, on one of the richest and most complete archives of modern British history, the documents assembled here reflect both Churchill’s political and personal life and the dramatic political scenes in which he played a part.

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The Churchill Documents, Volume XIII: The Coming of War, 1936-1939 By Martin Gilbert
1,684 pages | ISBN 978-0-916308-26-1
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The Churchill Documents, Volume XIII: The Coming of War, 1936-1939

This volume of The Churchill Documents tells Churchill’s story from 1936 to 1939. It continues the story of a man out of office and out of favour with the government, building up an incredible array of personal contacts, who enabled him to collect much secret information about the events of the day.

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