Collins, London, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Repint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Early reprint, same year as first.
This copy has been dedicated to 'Vena and Tony' and signed by his nephew's wife Janet Milford-Haven and her two sons Lord Ivar Mountbatten and George, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven, making it an unusual copy. Illus lavishly with photographs throughout.
A biography on grand scale. For all the seriousness which the author brings to the great issues and events of which he writes, he never forgets that he is painting the portrait of a man who, for all the glitter and the gold, was nothing if not human. This is the life of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, with detailed information about him from his childhood, through his Naval Career, to his tragic death in nineteen seventy-nine, when he was murdered by the Irish Republican Army.