Twelve Portraits of Power: An Introduction to Twentieth-century History - S. E. [Stanley Edward] AylingLondon: George G. Harrap & Co., 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, rubbed at the spine ends and corners, but not unpleasant. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.
Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: “The twelve portraits of power presented in this book are Lloyd George, Kemal Ataturk, Lenin, Ghandi, Mussolini, Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Marshal Tito, Nasser, and Mao Tse-Tung.
The background given to the twelve personalities traces the significant movements of their time and provides a fascinating and highly readable history.
Events are described in their wider, more fundamental contexts. For instance, the recent struggles in India and China are not seen merely as anti-colonial struggles, but as consequences of the spread of literacy and the growth of national pride.”