"Comes as near as anything can to consensus estimate of uniquely contentious subject."
"But for the compactness founded upon wide research, it is admirable." Literary Review
"Carrying already an enviable reputation as the leading authority on Lloyd George's complex relationship with the British labour movement, Professor Wrigley now moves throught the whole span of his subject's career, from the era of Gladstonian Liberalism to the crises of the Second World War, with assuredness and insight. A thorough command of the existing secondary literature is complemented by the skilled use of illustrative material from primary sources."
"A great strength of this slim volume is its accessibility, it can be read with profit by the under-graduate audience for whom it is designed." History
"This book is a comprehensive biographical essay which surveys all aspects of Lloyd George's career. An historical introduction is followed by five chapters which successfully combine thematic and chronological approaches to the statesman's life."
"This is a reliable, balanced and well-written book, giving a good overview of recent research."
"An excellent introductin for students." David Powell
A career history of George (1865-1945) who began politics as a radical Welsh nationalist, was a champion of nonconformist religion, a stalwart of the Liberal Party, the leader of the national government during World War I, and was finally elected Prime Minister for the Conservatives. Wrigley (history, U. of Nottingham) interprets his career as an exercise in self-interest allayed only slightly by ideals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)