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Bryant, Jimmy The Dog in my Life.

Bryant, Jimmy The Dog in my Life.

Bryant, Arthur. Jimmy, The Dog in my Life. First Edition. London, Lutterworth Press, 1960. 20 x 14 cm. 48 pages with Illustrations by David Rook. Grey cloth spine, light grey paper covered boards, gilt lettering to front cover. In original illustrated dust jacket. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, some dust dulling to edges and end papers. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. Gift inscription on front free end paper: ‘For Alan and Benita with Love from the author Christmas 1960’. Author’s signature on titel page. Internally clean and unmarked.

Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brooke, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke.
Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (1899 – 1985), was an English historian, columnist for The Illustrated London News and man of affairs. His books included studies of Samuel Pepys, accounts of English eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history, and a life of George V. Whilst his scholarly reputation has declined somewhat since his death, he continues to be read and to be the subject of detailed historical studies. He moved in high government circles and his books were devoured by the ruling elite; he was the favourite historian of at least three prime ministers: Churchill, Attlee, and Wilson. His single major work in the 50th was a two-volume collection of Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke’s diaries with additional commentary, The Turn of the Tide (1957) and The Triumph in the West (1959). These books created substantial controversy, given their criticism of Churchill, who was then at the height of his popularity. They are still considered essential reading for understanding the British military during the war.

Our price: EUR 45,-- 

Bryant, Jimmy The Dog in my Life.
Bryant, Jimmy The Dog in my Life.
Bryant, Jimmy The Dog in my Life.

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