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Volume 13 of The Churchill Documents tells Churchill’s story from 1936 to 1939. The documents contained herein show how and why a number of politicians, from both the government and opposition in Britain, turned to Churchill for help and guidance during the Austrian and Czech crises of 1938 and the Polish crisis of 1939. Included are Churchill’s detailed notes on the abdication crisis and his assessment of the relationship between the King and Mrs. Simpson; many personal details of life at Chartwell; Churchill’s financial problems; and his son Randolph’s stormy outbursts and their affectionate reconciliations. Also contained in this volume are Churchill’s letters to his wife, which provide a fascinating insight into Churchill’s struggles, hopes, and fears.