George VIBook - 2002
'Triumphantly successful' Sunday Times 'Vivid, thorough and enjoyable' Independent 'If the 'Greatness' of a king can be measured by the extent to which his qualities corresponded to the needs of a nation at a given moment in history, then George VI was a great king, and perhaps a very great king' Massigli, French Ambassador, 1952 In this major biography of George VI, Sarah Bradford draws on new archive material, previously unknown or suppressed, and privileged interviews with members of the royal circle to present an acclaimed portrait of a man not born to be king, but who stepped out of his brother's shadow to lead his country through war, austerity and social change, laying the foundations for the reign of his daughter, Elizabeth II. 'Sarah Bradford's book is of real importance; she has excavated a great deal of unknown or little-known material, has treated it with discretion and sound judgement, and produced a portrait of the late King which is lucid, convincing, and admirably fair . . . George VI has been fortunate in his biographer' Philip Ziegler 'Engrossing' Financial Times 'Sarah Bradford looks set to inherit Lady Longford's mantle as Royal biographer supreme' Mail on Sunday
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2002.
Branch Call Number: 941.084 GEORG-B
Characteristics: xvii, 668 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.