Lloyd George & Churchill, Rivals for Greatness (Signed copy)
Signed by Richard Toye
First edition, first printing, hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, viii + 504pp.
Signed by the author directly to the title page.
The two most significant British political figures of the 20th-century, Churchill and Lloyd George were political rivals but personal friends. Between them their ministerial careers spanned 70 years and two world wars. Although they could not have been more different temperamentally, and often disagreed violently about politics, theirs was "the longest political friendship in the life of Great Britain" and Churchill was the only person outside his family to call Lloyd George "David".
Richard Toye's book is a dynamic account of their relationship. Drawing on diaries and letters, some never before published, he explores their long-standing friendship and rivalry, and the impact they had on each other's careers.
A good solid copy but with some foxing to the pages' top edge.