Lord Beaverbrook

Lord Beaverbrook

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Press baron, entrepreneur, art collector, and wartime minister in Churchill's cabinet, Max Aitken was a colonial Canadian extraordinaire. Rising from a hardscrabble childhood in New Brunswick, he became a millionaire at age 25, earned the title of Lord Beaverbrook at 38, and by age 40 was the most influential newspaperman in the world. Fiercely loyal to the British Empire, he was nonetheless patronized by London's upper class, whose country he worked tirelessly to protect during World War II. David Adams Richards, one of Canada's preeminent novelists, celebrates Beaverbrook's heroic achievements in this perceptive interpretive biography.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2008
ISBN: 9780670066148
0670066141
Branch Call Number: 941.082092 Beave-R 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xiii, 177 p. --

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bookworm1387
Apr 02, 2012

I read this biography because David Adams Richards wrote it, not because I knew anything about Lord Beaverbrook. I'm so glad I read it! Beaverbrook was a fascinating Canadian who played an important role in the outcome of WWII. My dad's generation knows who Beaverbrook was, but sadly, younger Canadians are probably not familiar with him. Richards brings his complicated character to life in this very enjoyable little book.

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Sandee
Nov 08, 2011

A good biography -- and a good read.

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