The Younger Pitt - Michael DuffyLongman, 2000, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled otherwise a very well presented copy.
First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The Younger Pitt was a phenomenon — he was not only Britain's youngest, but also her second-longest serving Prime Minister to date, acting as premier for 19 of his 25 years in Parliament until cut short by his early death at 46. In examining his astonishing career, this incisive Profile focuses on the means by which Pitt gained and maintained his hold on power. In particular this book: Provides new insights into his relations with George III; Shows his ascendancy over cabinet colleagues; Explains the methods of his control of parliament; For the first time analyses his skill as a manipulator of public opinion; Relating Pitt's career to what was happening on the international stage, the book covers the effect of the loss of America and, critically, the struggle against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, the strains of which were eventually to kill him.”
Size: 9¼" x 6¼". In the Profiles in Power series. 247 pages.