Perhaps the least known of Britain’s twentieth century premiers, the Canadian-
Setting aside party differences, during World War I, Bonar Law cooperated with the Liberal Lloyd George, whose reputation as “the man who won the war” owes much to their alliance. The Conservative-
In this illuminating biography, the author reveals an effective political leader who mastered his contentious party and the House of Commons as few others had done. Bonar Law is also revealed as a complex and tragic man—a passionate husband, indulgent father, and generous friend—who was nonetheless a lifelong depressive whose private life was cursed by terrible losses.
‘Adams has written a scholarly and sensitive book which penetrates some dark corners of Conservative history and helps revive the humanity of one who frequently appears in the literature as a displaced company director lacking both humour and flair.’ -
‘Fully informed, clearly written, and fair in its judgments, this is the biography to read to know Bonar Law.’ -
‘This is a fine biography, scholarly, wise and generous.’ -
'A model of lucid and authoritative political biography.' -
'This is an authoritative book… an essential work.' -