The Lloyd George "War Memoirs": A Study in the Politics of Memory

  title={The Lloyd George "War Memoirs": A Study in the Politics of Memory},
  author={G. Egerton},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={55 - 94}
  • G. Egerton
  • Published 1988
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • Political leaders' aspirations to record and vindicate their careers in memoir literature seem ubiquitous in modern political cultures, as does the public's desire to consume this form of history. While the instinct of selfjustification has been a driving force throughout human historynot least for politicians only a select few leaders from antiquityS like Caesar, left personal records of their deeds for posterity. Only with the dawn of the early modern era in Western political culture would… CONTINUE READING
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      Lloyd George received the ultimate accolade during his infamous visit to Hitler: ''It was not your armies, Mr. Lloyd George, that defeated Germany
        Of Cabinet ministers who published memoirs out of all Cabinet ministers in-that administration