LORD READING AND HIS CASES by Derek Walker-Smith

LORD READING AND HIS CASES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No doubt a goodly number of lawyers and a fair number of business men will look forward eagerly to reading this book, but I fear they will be disappointed. The author fails to make capital of a character that should sustain interest, Rufus Isaacs, Lord Reading. The writing is heavy going and dry as the desert. Little testimony is quoted in the trial descriptions, and you get no idea of the workings of Isaac's mind. The first half deals with Isaacs in his youth and young manhood, his brief taste of the sea, his apprenticeship at the Bar; the balance takes twenty or more of his best known cases, some of them fairly sensational, many of them dry politics and finance. Go slow on recommending, even to your legal clientele.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1934
Publisher: Macmillan