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Twelve Portraits of Power: An Introduction to Twentieth-century History - S. E. [Stanley Edward] Ayling

London: 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.”


Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages.
£16.00