Memory Hold the Door

By: Buchan, John

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Green cloth boards show some shelf wear, small corner bumps, previous owner's name on front pastedown. Previous owner has ticked off titles read on list of Books by John Buchan. Small tear bottom spine ; A bright solid, book. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine and includes index ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; "John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940) completed his autobiography not long before his death. A highly accomplished man, his was a life of note. Although now known by many chiefly as an author, he was also an historian, Unionist politican and Governor General of Canada. Although he stated that it was not strictly an autobiography, Memory Hold-the-Door provides a reflective, personal account of his childhood in Scotland, his literary work from his time at Oxford University to the famous Hannay and Leithen stories and his extensive public service in South Africa, Scotland, France in the Great War, and Canada. Of great interest are his accounts of key contemporary figures, including Lord Grey, Lord Haldane, Earl Balfour, Lord Haig, T.E. Lawrence and King George V. Known in the United States as Pilgrim's Way, Memory Hold-the-Door was reportedly one of the favourite books of John F. Kennedy."

Title: Memory Hold the Door

Author Name: Buchan, John

Illustrator: Illustrated by B&W Plates

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Autobiography,

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Musson: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18887

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