Ernest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten Deeds (Understanding Governance)

By: Scott, Ann

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1st Edition / 1st Printing - CLEAN!! No marks. Might as well be new. No dust jacket, as issued. Appears unread. . . . . . . . . . Draws on previously inaccessible family archives to penetrate the anonymity and public reticence of one of Britain's great twentieth century civil servants. Gowers was highly influential in public policy throughout his long civil service career, which began in 1903 and culminated in running London's civil defence throughout the Second World War. . . . . . . . . . . . TABLE OF CONTNETS: 1.) Anatomy of a Victorian family -- 2.) Education for public service -- 3.) Coping with Lloyd George -- 4.) WWI: under cover at Wellington House -- 5.) Influential head of enfeebled mines department -- 6.) Quis custodiet?: surtax, syntax and scandal -- 7.) Mine owners bogy man -- 8.) WWII: preparing for London s civil defence -- 9.) WWII: leading London throug hthe Blitz -- 10.) Post-war reconstruction -- 11.) Abolishing capital punishment -- 12.) Plain words -- 13.) Revising Fowler s Modern English usage -- 14.) A last retrospect -- APPENDIX I: Governments and Prime Ministers 1900-1970 -- APPENDIX II: Condensed Biographies -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Title: Ernest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten Deeds (Understanding Governance)

Author Name: Scott, Ann

Categories: European History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: September 2009

ISBN Number: 0230580254

ISBN Number 13: 9780230580251

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Like New

Seller ID: 82067