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London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 194696 pages. Illustrations. Some foxing to text and inside endpapers. Some wear to board corners and spine edges. Winston Churchill made five speeches of major importance in Secret Sessions of the House of Commons during World War II: "The Fall. First U. K. Edition. Hardcover. 96 pages. Illustrations. Some foxing to text and inside endpapers. Some wear to board corners and spine edges. Winston Churchill made five speeches of major importance in Secret Sessions of the House of Commons during World War II: "The Fall of France" (June 20, 1940); "Parliament in the Air Raids" (September 17, 1940); "The Battle of the Atlantic" (June 25, 1941); "The Fall of Singapore" (April 23, 1942; and "Admiral Darlan and the North Africa Landings" (December 10, 1942). Secret Session Speeches is the seventh and final volume of Churchill's war speeches. This slim volume contains five speeches Churchill made to the House of Commons sitting in Secret Session. It is anomalous among the other war speeches volumes in many respects. First, publication of the U.S. edition preceded the British, making the U.S. the true first edition. Second, both the U.S. and British first editions mark a significant visual departure from the preceding war speeches first editions. Third, unlike the contents of the other war speeches volumes, the words within this volume were not made or meant for public consumption. In fact, there was no public record of the speeches at all.
New York: Anchor Books, 2003. First Paperbk Printing. 304, wraps, notes, index In this controversial book which topped President George W. Bush's reading list, Cohen challenges the long-held belief that politicians should step aside and leave the business of war to the military. The author uses the examples of great modern leaders--Lincoln, Clemenceau, Churchill, and Ben Gurion--all of whom were without military experience. This is an unconventional examination of the conundrum of wartime leadership, namely who should be in charge, the president or the general.
New York, NY: The Free Press, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 288,  pages. Inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: Washington, DC, 13 June 2002. To Chuck Lane, With every best wish--Eliot A. Cohen. The book includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index. Chapters include The Soldier and the Statesman, Lincoln Sends a Letter, Clemenceau Pays a Visit, Churchill Asks a Question, Ben-Gurion Holds a Seminar, Leadership without Genius; The Unequal Dialogue, and an appendix on The Theory of Civilian Control. Eliot Asher Cohen (born April 3, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American political scientist. He was a counselor in the United States Department of State under Condoleezza Rice from 2007 to 2009. In 2019, Cohen was named the 9th Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, succeeding the former dean, Vali Nasr. Before his time as dean, he directed the Strategic Studies Program at SAIS. Cohen "is one of the few teachers in the American academy to treat military history as a serious field", according to international law scholar Ruth Wedgwood. Cohen is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. In this book, Eliot Cohen examines four great democratic war statesmen--Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion--to reveal the surprising answer to the question of who should run the show, especially in times of war: the politicians. The generals may think they know how to win, but the statesmen are the ones who see the big picture.
New York: Taplinger Pub. Company, . First U.S.? Edition. First? Printing. 23 cm, 286, illus., footnotes, index, some wear and soiling to DJ Analysis of the Chamberlain Cabinet's handling of foreign affairs in the years 1937-1939 immediately before the outbreak of the Second World War and the errors of judgment that were made.