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Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965) Arms and the Covenant: speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defense by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01750.01 Author/Creator: Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965) Place Written: London, England Type: Book signed Date: 1940 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Inscribed by Winston Churchill on the free front endpaper to Sumner Welles, President Roosevelt's special envoy, and dated March 1940. First edition compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.

People: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Churchill, Randolph Henry Spencer, 1849-1895.
Welles, Sumner, 1892-.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Literature and Language Arts, President

Sub Era: World War II