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A British Achilles: George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe KBE DSO MC FRS 20th Century Soldier, Politician, Statesman (1st edition hardback)

Windmill, Lorna Almonds; Fermor, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 1844153541 / ISBN 13: 9781844153541
Verlag: Leo Cooper, 2006
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Fine/Nr Fine 1st edition 2006 Leo Cooper hardback, unclipped DJ with great cover and photo section, intro by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Very minor lower rear corner nick to DJ else Fine and bright. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781844153541. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 033610. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 033610

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Titel: A British Achilles: George, 2nd Earl ...

Verlag: Leo Cooper

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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Son of the victor of Jutland, George Jellicoe has enjoyed power and privilege but never shirked his duty. His war exploits are legendary and, as a founder member of Stirling’s SAS and first Commander of the Special Boat Service, he saw action a-plenty. A brigadier at 26 with a DSO and MC he liberated Athens as the Germans withdrew and saved Greece from a Communist revolution.

After the war Jellicoe joined the Foreign Office and worked with spies Burgess, Philby and Maclean in Washington and on the Soviet Desk. His political life saw him in the Cabinet of the Heath Government and he is frank with his biographer over the issues and characters of his fellow ministers.

Jellicoe’s Achilles heel is his weakness for, and attraction to, women. His resignation over an involvement with a prostitute was a national scandal but he is refreshingly honest and devoid of self-justification. He remained an active member of the Lords pursuing a top level business career.

A British Achilles is a superb biography of a major public figure and exemplary wartime soldier.

About the Author:

Lorna Windmill Almonds is a professional author and biographer. She wrote the best selling biography of SAS hero and 'original' Jim Almonds entitled Gentleman Jim (Cassells). She has enjoyed full access to Earl Jellicoe's papers and letters and has interviewed him and many friends, acquaintances and contacts while writing this book.

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