The British Genius - Peter & MCMILLAN, James GrosvenorJ M Dent & Sons, 1973, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lightly spotted to start and finish. Inscription to ffep. Internally bright and clean.
Judged by the highest standards, the British have a genius to be proud of, whether in science, technology or industrial enterprise, in institutions such as government, administration, education and law, or in communications or sport. Britain has more Science Nobel Prize-winners per head of population than any other country. Of world languages English is the most widely spoken, and the world’s greatest literature is English. And in an era of growing violence and intolerance Britain is still arguably the most civilized country in the world to live in. In Milton’s words: ‘Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.’ The authors present the facts in this fascinating and heartening book. They beat no jingoistic drums. Their account includes much hitherto unpublished material, for instance, the fascinating story of how the Mini car got its name.
Size: 9½" x 6½"
Number of Pages: 376
Cover Art By: Don Roberts