Lloyd George - Kenneth O. MorganPurnell Book Services, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" closed but untidy tear to the head of, and top corner of, the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Lloyd George is the rogue elephant among British Prime Ministers, Contemporaries called him ‘the big beast’. It is difficult to think of any other Prime Minister whose character and career could inspire such violent conflict. The achievements were considerable, both in peace and war. Architect of a welfare state, leader of the struggle against the power of the House of Lords, national hero in the First World War, Lloyd George continued, even after the collapse of his Liberal Party, to advocate constructive policies — if he could do little more — in the inter-war years. But Lloyd George’s weakness was that he could not always inspire trust. Scandal — private and public — shadowed him. He was regarded, sometimes unjustly, as a master of intrigue and deception. Alongside his astonishing record of achievements must be set the debit — that he helped to destroy the Party and was forced onto the political sidelines during the initial years of Depression and the rise of Fascism.”
Size: 10" x 7". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages.