Gary Oldman earned himself a well deserved Golden Globe best actor award on Monday night for his brilliant portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Darkest Hour by director Joe Morton. Oldman’s performance and the film is packing a punch worldwide with audiences and critics alike.
The film, originally released thanksgiving weekend 2017 has garnered much more attention during this years early award season and is almost sure to gain more momentum from the upcoming Oscar nominations.
Darkest Hour primarily focuses on the earlier stages of world war II and the then British Prime Minister’s heroic stand against an imminent Nazi invasion, a stand which eventually drew the United States into joining the allied forces and ultimately changing the trajectory of the world.
Churchill, born in 1874, the son of a British statesman and an aristocratic American mother, rose to become an officer, field correspondent, Prime Minister, military strategist and thought leader of the day, not to mention a prolific author.
Having published over 30 books ranging from battlefield accounts to novels of fiction he is certainly no stranger in the literary world. His earlier works especially are highly coveted by book collector’s, military enthusiasts, history buffs, and philosopher’s alike.
His very first book, The Story Of The Malakand Field Force (1898) true First Edition is not only rare but highly valuable to collector’s and could easily fetch between $3,000 and $5,000 dollars on the open market if not more depending on condition. See the following link for a closer look at Malakand and some early Churchill First Editions. http://www.churchillbooks.com/guide_detail.cfm?guideNumber=1