On the centenary of Sir Winston Churchill’s birth, a definitive edition of his complete works was prepared for publication in Great Britain in a limited edition edited by the Churchill scholar Tom Hartman. That was in 1974; and now, some fifteen years later, Hartman, working with the British publishers Leo Cooper Ltd., has begun republishing the same texts (but with newly written forewords by himself) in a commercial edition.

Copyright restrictions that did not apply to the 1974 Centenary Edition because it was a limited edition prevent the publication of many of these volumes; so Leo Cooper cannot reprint the complete works of Churchill, but says he will offer such volumes as he can.

Of the Cooper volumes that have already appeared, a few have been printed in an American edition by W. W. Norton & Co. They are selected from Churchill’s earliest works. The...


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