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At the War.

NORTHCLIFFE Lord Alfred (1916.)

£100.00  [First Edition]

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Portrait frontispiece. First edition. 8vo., buckram. London, Hodder and Stoughton.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'Miss Stephenson from Lord Northcliffe Nov. 1916'.

Northcliffe was the most powerful press baron of his times. By the start of the first world war he was in control of the Weekly Dispatchthe highest circulation Sunday newspaper, the Times and the Daily Mail. Northcliffe was not shy of using his newspapers to try and influence events, which prompted Lloyd George to offer him a government post, Minister for Munitions, which Northcliffe declined. He did however accept the post of Director of Propaganda.

Covers lightly spotted, extremities rubbed.

Stock Code: 218744