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Bob Boothby By Robert Rhodes James

Bob Boothby
by Robert Rhodes James

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A biography of the parliamentary figure and the first political star of radio and TV. Tipped in his early days as a future PM, his political career was cut short when he was wrongly accused of not declaring a personal interest in acting for holders in Britain of Czech assets seized by the Germans.
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Bob Boothby: A Portrait by Robert Rhodes James

The biography of the parliamentary figure and the first political star of radio and television. A great orator, tipped in his early days as a future prime minister, his political career was cut short when he was wrongly accused of not declaring a personal interest in acting for holders in Britain of Czech assets seized by the Germans. Also, there was the underlying disapproval caused by his love for Lady Dorothy Macmillan, the wife of his political ally and friend. Chosen by Winston Churchill as his Parliamentary Secretary when he was only 26, Boothby went on to become an effective and popular Minister of Food. The extraordinary width of his friendships - Maughan, Beecham, Keynes, Compton Mackenzie, Noel Coward, Beaverbrook - testifies to his spirit and intelligence as did the undying loyalty of his constituents in East Aberdeenshire and the fact that he was right on the big issues from the beginning of the thirties onwards. The author also wrote "Lord Rosebery", "Lord Randolph Churchill", "Gallipoli", "Churchill: a Study in Failure" and "Anthony Eden".

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GOR001967511
Bob Boothby: A Portrait by Robert Rhodes James
Robert Rhodes James
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1991-07-18
352
0340491183
9780340491188
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