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Lloyd George : Statesman or Scoundrel - (Life in Politics) by Richard Wilkinson (Hardcover)
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David Lloyd George left a profound political legacy, despite being described by the wife of his successor, Herbert Asquith, as a 'gambler without foresight'. He is, of course, best known as the Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in World War I, but his contribution to domestic politics was similarly impressive. As Chancellor of the Exchequer he introduced pensions and national insurance against sickness and unemployment, while as Prime Minister he extended democracy by giving votes to women. Yet Lloyd George was compromised by his flaws as a human being. Vain, cruel, capricious and dishonest, at times his notoriously corrupt nature threatened to damage the British political system. Providing a unique new perspective on one of the most phenomenally-talented – but also one of the most phenomenally-flawed – of British Prime Ministers, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern British politics and history.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Series Title: Life in Politics
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Richard Wilkinson
Street Date: March 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-9453
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