The Years of Endurance: 1793-1802/Arthur Bryant. Collins. Hardcover. Eighth edition 1952. Out of print. Condition: Fair, owner’s name, tanning spots on end papers and page edges, plastic protective cover, short tears in price clipped dust jacket. ISBN 0091851513
Written during the Second World War, by an historian who was also a romantic patriot, this was the first book in a trilogy that stirringly evoked the wars with Napoleon and echoed Britain’s isolation during a period when another Continental despot sought European domination. It reflected how, yet again, military defeat failed to staunch the British spirit, concentrating on the author’s primary interest in heroic personalities on the world stage, and the conflict of national psychologies.