Ernest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten Deeds by A. ScottErnest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten Deeds by A. Scott

Ernest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten Deeds

byA. Scott

Hardcover | September 23, 2009

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Draws on previously inaccessible family archives to penetrate the anonymity and public reticence of one of Britains great twentieth century civil servants. Gowers was highly influential in public policy throughout his long civil service career, which began in 1903 and culminated in running Londons civil defence throughout the Second World War.
ANN SCOTT is Adjunct Professor in Criminology at the University of Queensland, Australia and also lectures in public policy. She has degrees in education and government and was a civil servant in Queensland for 20 years, 10 as a senior executive in the Queensland Police Service. She holds the Australian Public Service Medal.
Title:Ernest Gowers: Plain Words and Forgotten DeedsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:September 23, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230580254

ISBN - 13:9780230580251


Table of Contents

Preface * Anatomy of a Victorian Family * Education for Public Service * Coping with Lloyd George
* WW1: Under Cover at Wellington House * Influential Head of Enfeebled Mines Department * Quis Custodiet? Surtax, Syntax and Scandal * Mine Owners Bogy Man * WW2: Preparing for Londons Civil Defence * WW2: Leading London through the Blitz * Postwar Reconstruction *
Abolishing Capital Punishment * Plain Words * Revising Fowler * A Last Retrospect