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Compiled from one of the richest archives of modern British history, Volume 11 of The Churchill Documents tells Churchill’s story from 1922 to 1929. Editor Martin Gilbert presents a portrait in-the-round of Churchill himself, revealing many unexpected facets of Churchill’s character and painting a vivid picture of five troubled and intense years of British political life.
Among the subjects covered in this volume are Churchill’s return to Conservatism in 1924, the General Strike of 1926 and the continuing coal strike that year, the story of the British Gazette, and Churchill’s stint as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Martin Gilbert includes new material about Churchill’s life at Chartwell, his friendships, and his political and personal relationships, both with the leading figures of the day and with many of those who were then embarking on their own political careers. The biographical footnotes enable the reader to learn, at a glance, the careers of those mentioned in the documents.