Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman

Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman

by Charles Williams

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Overview

Businessman, patriot, politician and media mogul, Max Aitken, the first Baron Beaverbrook, bestrode British journalism and politics like a colossus. With years of high and low finance, political dogfights, wars, conspiracy, media wrangles, sex and grand living, all of it threading through the dramatic years of the first half of the twentieth century, his story is one of continuing fascination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849547468
Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 792,982
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel CBE PC, is a retired business executive and Labour peer.

Table of Contents

Prologue

Chapter 1 The Brunswicker

Chapter 2 Mischief Maker

Chapter 3 From Drifter to Genius

Chapter 4 Half Way There

Chapter 5 Pots of Money

Chapter 6 England 1910

Chapter 7 Cherkley

Chapter 8 Ireland

Chapter 9 Odd Man Out

Chapter 10 The Empire at War

Chapter 11 1916

Chapter 12 The Lord Beaver

Chapter 13 All Change

Chapter 14 From Bonar to Baldwin

Chapter 15 Gladys and Other Women

Chapter 16 Tilting at Windmills

Chapter 17 No More War

Chapter 18 God Save Our King from Baldwin

Chapter 19 Jean and Other Women

Chapter 20 From Isolation to Treason and Back

Chapter 21 Die Luftschlacht um England

Chapter 22 Enter the Bear

Chapter 23 The Yanks are Coming

Chapter 24 Keeper of the Seal

Chapter 25 Lily and Other Women

Chapter 26 Farewell to Politics

Chapter 27 Sunset

Epilogue

Select Bibliography

Endnotes

Acknowledgements

Index

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From the Publisher

“Charles Williams has brought back to life one of the most flavourful figures of early twentieth-century British politics. His pages emit whiffs of the Beaverbrook sulphur mixed with the charm and energy with which he pursued fame, fortune and influence. Beaverbrook was one of the great fascinators of his time.” - Peter Hennessy, Attlee Professor of contemporary British history, Queen Mary University of London


“… an enthralling account of Max Beaverbrook, the twentieth-century media magnate and political adventurer. I simply could not put this book down.” - Lord Radice, author and historian

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