MacGowan, Norman: My Years with Churchill. First Edition/First Printing.« back
This is a first edition and first printing of My Years with Churchill by Norman MacGowan, published by Souvenir Press in 1958.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Near Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
McGowan, who served Churchill for only a few years- 1949- 1952, still shared an eighteen to twenty hour day and records the daily rounds; the devotedness of Churchill's marriage and warmth of his family life; his tastes in books and music, his painting and his writing; his lifelong love for animals and in particular his two poodles; his clothes- comfort and cleanliness the essentials here; his ""lively regard"" for good food and good wine and fine cigars; his great physical strength; his friendships; holidays; and of course the magnitude of the man whose sense of ""duty and personal destiny"" never obscured his warm interest in those around him..... Many photographs add to the more intimate introduction of his ""beloved Guv'nor"".