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Lloyd George The Man and His Story   By: (1875-)

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Lloyd George: The Man and His Story by Frank Dilnot is a captivating biographical account of one of Britain's most influential politicians. Dilnot takes readers on a fascinating journey through the life and political career of David Lloyd George, providing a comprehensive insight into his character, achievements, and the challenges he faced.

The book immerses us in Lloyd George's early upbringing in Wales, shedding light on the formative experiences that shaped his political beliefs and passion for social reform. Dilnot showcases the complex personality of the man, portraying Lloyd George as a charismatic and pragmatic figure who possessed a remarkable knack for political maneuvering.

One of the key strengths of Dilnot's writing is his ability to provide balanced analysis. While the book acknowledges Lloyd George's numerous accomplishments, such as his leading role in the liberal government's welfare reforms and his efforts during World War I, it also delves into the controversies surrounding his political legacy. Dilnot does not shy away from discussing the criticisms leveled against Lloyd George, including his alleged disregard for the rights of conscientious objectors and his involvement in financial scandals.

Moreover, the book unveils the intricacies of Lloyd George's relationships with other political figures, both allies and rivals. Dilnot successfully brings to life the dynamic atmosphere of British politics during Lloyd George's era, capturing the intense power struggles and ideological clashes that characterized the time.

One aspect that sets this biography apart is Dilnot's meticulous research. The author draws upon a wide range of primary sources, including letters, diaries, and speeches, to paint a vivid and authentic portrayal of Lloyd George's life. Dilnot's attention to detail is evident throughout the book, making it an invaluable resource for readers interested in the intricacies of Lloyd George's political career.

One possible criticism is that the book occasionally becomes bogged down in details, particularly when describing the inner workings of British politics. While this level of detail may be appreciated by history enthusiasts, it may prove overwhelming for those seeking a more general overview.

In conclusion, Lloyd George: The Man and His Story by Frank Dilnot is a meticulously researched and compelling biography that offers a comprehensive exploration of one of Britain's most influential politicians. Dilnot's balanced analysis and attention to detail make this book an essential read for anyone interested in British political history or the life of David Lloyd George.

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[Frontispiece: Photograph of David Lloyd George]

LLOYD GEORGE

THE MAN AND HIS STORY

BY

FRANK DILNOT

AUTHOR OF

"THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH"

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

NEW YORK AND LONDON

LLOYD GEORGE: THE MAN AND HIS STORY

Copyright, 1917, by Harper & Brothers

Printed in the United States of America

Published March, 1917

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

I. THE VILLAGE COBBLER WHO HELPED THE BRITISH EMPIRE II. HOW LLOYD GEORGE BECAME FAMOUS AT TWENTY FIVE III. FIGHTING THE LONE HAND IV. THE DAREDEVIL STATESMAN V. THE FIRST GREAT TASK VI. HOW LLOYD GEORGE BROKE THE HOUSE OF LORDS VII. AT HOME AND IN DOWNING STREET VIII. A CHAMPION OF WAR IX. THE ALLIANCE WITH NORTHCLIFFE X. AT HIGH PRESSURE XI. HIS INCONSISTENCIES XII. HOW HE BECAME PRIME MINISTER XIII. THE FUTURE OF LLOYD GEORGE

APPENDIX MR. LLOYD GEORGE ON AMERICA AND THE EUROPEAN WAR

FOREWORD

Mr. Lloyd George gets a grip on those who read about him, but his personality is far more powerful and fascinating to those who have known the man himself, known him during the time his genius has been forcing him to eminence. He does not fill the eye as a sanctified hero should; he is too vitally human, too affectionate, too bitter, and he has, moreover, springs of humor which bubble up continually... Continue reading book >>




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