Autobiography

Autobiography William Rees Mogg is one of the pivotal figures of postwar Britain In this brilliantly entertaining memoir he recounts the story of a colorful life and reflects on the key figures and events of his t

  • Title: Autobiography
  • Author: William Rees-Mogg
  • ISBN: 9780002571838
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • William Rees Mogg is one of the pivotal figures of postwar Britain In this brilliantly entertaining memoir he recounts the story of a colorful life, and reflects on the key figures and events of his time As editor of the Times his glory years , journalist, commentator, chairman of the Arts Council, and, later, chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council when he waWilliam Rees Mogg is one of the pivotal figures of postwar Britain In this brilliantly entertaining memoir he recounts the story of a colorful life, and reflects on the key figures and events of his time As editor of the Times his glory years , journalist, commentator, chairman of the Arts Council, and, later, chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council when he was accused of censorship , William Rees Mogg has spent his life at the center of events in politics and journalism Often controversial and never dull, he has always had the courage to hold strong, fiercely defended opinions which go to the heart of the problems of the day From his famous defense of Mick Jagger on a charge of possessing cannabis when he attacked the primitive impulse to break a butterfly on a wheel, to his recent criticism of the morality behind the war in Kosovo and defense of monetarism, his writing has demanded attention, to the point of becoming newsworthy in itself He knew and knows most of the anybodies who were anybody, from royalty to prime ministers, presidents, business magnates, and religious leaders, and uses his unique insider perspective to great effect, with perceptive, sometimes provocative, recollections of people such as Rab Butler, Margaret Thatcher, Anthony Eden, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins, Robin Day, Rupert Murdoch, and many From an early age his life was filled with incident among the many anecdotes are the stories of Noel Coward s goldfish, his failure to inherit 30,000, his near shooting at Trinity College, Oxford, an eventful stay at Chequers with Harold Wilson, conspiring with Shirley Williams against the Communists, his doomed attempts to enter politics, and dinner with Ronald Reagan and Harold Macmillan.

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