THE REIGN OF GEORGE V by D. C. Somervell


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An important book in that it is a thoughtful survey of the momentous years of the ""reign of George V"" -- the years between 1910 and 1935, rather than for any light it throws on the King himself. Perhaps that need will be met in a book scheduled on Houghton, Mifflin's Spring list, The People's Kingsby John Buchan, on which nothing is at present available. Both books are planned with a view to the special interest in the coming of the 25th anniversary of King George V's accession to the throne -- May the sixth. Mark that date for window display built around timely and appropriate books....The Reign of George V is primarily a political and economic history of England in the years which saw the greatest concentrated drama of world history, India, the Dominions, Egypt, in every corner of the British Empire vast changes have taken place. And in England herself, the political structure has been remade. Succintly and clearly told, well paced, the book reads easily and should be invaluable to the student of modern history.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1935
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace