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  • Book Title: The Great and The Good
  • Author: Edmund Heward
  • ISBN: 1872328911
  • Publisher: Barry Rose Law Publishers Ltd
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Our Normal Price: £44.00 GBP ($55.00 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £39.60 GBP ($49.50 USD)
  • Description: Barry Rose Publishers, 1994: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: 264 pages including index; a gift from the author to "John", on 12.7.'98. Page vii, second page of the acknowledgment, has attached publisher's panel. Synopsis: Rather than writing a full biography, (Lord Radcliffe had destroyed all his personal papers], in this volume Edmund Heward records the magnitude of his subject's public service, first outlining his following achievements in a two page preface . Over a period of forty years Lord Radcliffe served as Director- General of the Ministry of Information: as a Commissioner to divide India, and to make a new constitution for Cyprus: as Chairman of a Royal Commission to revise the tax laws: as Chairman of a committee to consider the monetary system: and as Chairman of a number of security enquiries. He had many interests in the educational and cultural worlds. He was Chairman of the trustees of the British Museum, Vice -chairman of the Court of London University, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the BBC. He was a collector of French impressionist and other paintings, and lectured on a variety of subjects from the law to Rudyard Kipling. He was the Reith Lecturer for the BBC, and wrote and spoke in great style. Only two ambitions evaded him: he failed to build the new British Library on the Bloomsbury site; and although his friend, Gulbenkian intended he be chairman of a World Wide foundation for the Arts, he failed to establish the trusts before his death , and Radcliffe felt unable to agree to the terms required by the Portuguese Government .The author describes his subject as a romantic, outwardly formidable , inwardly sensitive; with a keen sense of humour, and held in warm affection by family and close friends. Condition: As new.
  • Condition: Collectable- Like New
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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