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Who Killed Kitchener? By David Laws
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Who Killed Kitchener? By David Laws

Hand Signed by David Laws to a Title Page
Hardback 1st Edition
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Remembered today as the face of the famous First World War recruitment drive, at the height of his career Kitchener was fêted as Britain’s greatest military hero since Wellington. By 1916, however, his star was in its descent. A controversial figure who did not make friends easily in Cabinet, he was considered by many to be arrogant, secretive and high-handed.

From the moment his death was announced, rumours of a conspiracy began to flourish, with the finger pointed variously at the Bolsheviks, Irish nationalist saboteurs and even the British government.

Using newly released files kept secret for almost 100 years, former Cabinet minister David Laws unravels the true story behind the demise of this complex figure, debunking the conspiracy theories and revealing the crucial blunders that the government and military sought to cover up. The result is the definitive account of an event that shook the country and which has been shrouded in mystery ever since.

About the Author: David Laws was the Liberal Democrat MP for Yeovil from 2001 to 2015. He helped negotiate the historic Lib Dem–Conservative coalition in 2010 and briefly served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, before becoming Minister of State for Schools in the Department for Education and Minister of State for the Cabinet Office. David is co-editor of the influential Orange Book and author of 22 Days in May, Coalition and Coalition Diaries.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9781785902376

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