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The Captains and the Kings Depart: Journals and Letters of Reginald, Viscount Esher
The Captains and the Kings Depart: Journals and Letters of Reginald, Viscount Esher
By Oliver, Viscount Esher
Scribner, 1938, 2 pp.

Esher was one of the powers behind the scenes in British politics for a generation or more. These two volumes cover the years 1910-1929, and will prove useful to historians. His revelations on the political rôle of George V are particularly illuminating.