A major work, based on private papers, on a representative figure of twentieth-century British history. Lord Beveridge is seen as "perhaps . . . the last of the great line of 'all-round' social reformers. . . . Like them he was imperious, compassionate, quick-tempered and neurotic, with an almost infinite capacity for selfless and single-minded devotion to a cause."
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