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Others whose acquaintance we make through Churchill's eyes include George Bernard Shaw, Hindenburg, Lawrence of Arabia, Marshall Foch, Leon Trotsky, Phillip Snowden, Clemenceaus and King George V.
Churchill's long acquaintance with world leaders gave him a unique perspective from which to view actors on the international stage. His assessments sparkle, as do his own qualities, which glow warmly out from these portraits." (Publisher's Source)
|The Earl of Rosebery||3|
|George Bernard Shaw||33|
|Sir John French||57|
|Herbert Henry Asquith||97|
|Lawrence of Arabia||113|
|'F. E.' First Earl of Birkenhead||127|
|Arthur James Balfour||173|
|Hitler and his Choice, 1935||195|
|George Nathaniel Curzon||205|
|King George V||245|
|Lord Fisher and his Bioorapher||257|
|Charles Stewart Parnell||267|
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Readers considering purchase of this edition of Great Contemporaries should be aware that it is a reprint of a 1942 edition published in wartime that omitted three essays for political reasons--the ones on Trotsky, Savinkov, and Roosevelt--as well as leaving out parts of the essay on George Bernard Shaw that criticized the Soviet Union. The edition lacks the photographs in earlier editions, and it has no index.
A fuller version of Great Contemporaries, with a new introduction and editorial notes, is in preparation and may appear late in 2010.