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C. P. Scott 1846-1932 The Making of The “Manchester Guardian” - Various

Frederick Muller, 1946, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded at the spine with several short closed tears and chips. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

From the cover: “1946 was the centenary year of C. P. Scott, one of the greatest figures in modern English journalism. He was editor of the Manchester Guardian for fifty-seven years — from 1872 to 1929 — and raised it from being a paper with a purely local influence to one with an international standing. In this volume are assembled some tributes from various former colleagues, including J. L. Hammond, C. E. Montague, L. T. Hobhouse, and W. P. Crozier, and a number of essays on various aspects of the paper under Scott’s long and historic editorship. Some extracts from Scott’s writings are also given. These include his views on the function of the journalist and the trends of modern newspaper ownership. A series of his “leaders” on the problems of peacemaking in 1919 has a remarkable bearing on the similar problems of the present day. Other sections deal with the Manchester Guardian since Scott, and with the measures taken to ensure that it will be carried on ‘as a public service and not for profit’ — the fulfilment of Scott’s aim for an independent newspaper of high principle and integrity.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 252

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