This book is a 2nd impression of first edition. It is in fair condition however a lot of the pages are foxed.
William Hesketh Lever (Viscount Leverhulme), the founder of Port Sunlight and Chairman of Lever Brothers, Ltd, was one of the outstanding figures of the business world. This biography - written by his son, the present Lord Leverhulme - tells, in an intimate and personal manner, the story of his life. It describes his childhood and schooldays, his entry into his father's wholesale grocery business, his early days as a soap-maker, the building of Port Sunlight, and the growth of Lever Brothers, which is now one of the largest industrial concerns in the world with over two hundred associated companies. The book also deals with the late Lord Levehulme's public and political life, his great development work in the Belgium Congo, his journeys abroad, and his enterprising, if forlorn, attempt to bring prosperity to the Island of Lewis.