Writings of a Rebel: Candid Commnts on Public Affairs - Commander Geoffrey BowlesLondon: The Sterling Press, 1944, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a few nicks here and there.
From the cover: “Commander Bowles is a loyal and patriotic but whole-hearted rebel. He rebels vigorously against all he considers wrong and contrary to the best interests of the nation. He is unmoved by popular propaganda. He says the best he can claim for himself is to be a “plain-spoken seafaring man”. This collection of his writings justifies his claim to be plain-spoken. The warning that “to be intelligible is to be found out” holds no terrors for Commander Geoffrey Bowles.
Presented in a way that is hard to misunderstand, one gets from him on a wide range of subjects — Trade, War, Food, Sea, Coal, Politics — views totally different from those of our public apologists.
His Dedication to his father, Thomas Gibson Bowles, is lively and interesting. It is, in fact, an appreciation of the life and work of a remarkable Englishman, best known as a forthright Member of Parliament and as the proprietor of Vanity Fair when that journal was a national institution.
Although Commander Bowles expresses himself briefly and to the point, he advises and warns as much as criticizes and rebels. As many of his warnings are already fully justified by events, his penetrating comments call for careful consideration. He brings fresh air to blow healthily around all he discusses.”