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Lord Northcliffe - A Study R. Macnair

Lord Northcliffe - A Study

R. Macnair

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781406731965
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300 pages
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LORD NORTHCMFFE A STUDT R. Macnair Wilson ERNEST BENN LIMITED London Bouverie House 1927 Printed avid Made in Great Britain by Maxell. Watson Vtney Ld. London and Aylttbury TO THE MEMORY OF MT MOTHER SENTENCE OF DEATH NORTHCLIFFE received me withMoreLORD NORTHCMFFE A STUDT R. Macnair Wilson ERNEST BENN LIMITED London Bouverie House 1927 Printed avid Made in Great Britain by Maxell. Watson Vtney Ld. London and Aylttbury TO THE MEMORY OF MT MOTHER SENTENCE OF DEATH NORTHCLIFFE received me with that rare smile which, personally, I always found irresistible. He offered me cigars and then cigarettes. Then, when he had ministered to my comfort, he said I am told that I am suffering from heart disease. His voice was very low, very calm and gentle. He was leaning back in a great arm-chair beside which Stood a tele phone instrument. The afternoon light, filtering through green curtains, fell softly on his face. The sound of a car Starting up in Printing House Square, under the windows, came sharply on the silence. Far away I could hear the throb of The Times printing presses running off some Supplement to that great journal. What could I reply The very idea that this man, whom a whole world at war knew as the tireless champion of free dom, should be Stricken by illness chilled my heart. He leaned forward a little in his chair. It may not be true, he said. I am taking further advice. And in any case it does not matter . . . not much ... at such a time as this. I think I shall be able to carry on, whatever the verdift may be, until the war is won. He lay back again. The telephone sounded in a very subdued way and he spoke to somebody. As he spoke his voice thrilled with eagerness. 9 ID Sentence of Death Then he turned to me again I do want to live long enough to see the end of the war he said, because I think that I can help, a little, until then . . His voice had become Strangely wistful. Not before, on all the occasions on which I had methim, had he revealed himself in this fashion. But the revelation was only for an instant. He did not tell me, but I knew then that he cared nothing for his own life except in so far as his life might be of use to his country and her cause. Never, at any time, have I been conscious of such complete conviction about anything as I was conscious, at that moment, of Northcliffes selflessness. The event was to prove that I had not received a wrong impression. Power is founded on Public Opinion. NAPOLEON. CONTENTS BOOK I. THE SOWING CHAPTER I PAGB THE WEARING OF THE GREEN .... 21 CHAPTER II A BOX OF TYPE ....... 23 CHAPTER m THE SEA LIGHT 28 CHAPTER IV SECRETS ........ 34 CHAPTER V THE WHEELS OF ADVENTURE ..... 37 CHAPTER VI THE YOKE IN HIS YOUTH 44 CHAPTER VH A FIERY YOUNG RADICAL j i 13