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Northcliffe: Press Baron in Politics 1965-1922 - J. Lee Thompson

John Murray, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small ding, tiny puncture at the centre, to the lower board at the join. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The life of Lord Northcliffe, creator of Britain's first mass market paper the Daily Mail, was a mixture of brilliance and tragedy. Born in 1865 into a family of modest means, he was earning a ducal income by the time he was thirty and by 1914 was the owner not only of the Mail but also of The Times, the Observer, and the Daily Mirror. But like many self-made men he was a difficult character, and by the end of his life his enemies were legion. This book, written with full access to family, business and political archives, cuts through the myth and misrepresentation to give us the first object assessment of both the private man and the public figure.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 462 pages.