Prejudice and Judgment
P J Grigg
Jonathan Cape, London, 1948.
Hardback; 140 x 205 mm; red boards with titles in gold on spine; 447 pages, top edge painted red; No dust jacket.
The book is in very good condition. The binding is sound. Possible slight fading of the spine.
Sir Percy James Grigg (1890 – 1964), better known as Sir James Grigg, was a British civil servant who was unexpectedly moved, at the behest of then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill, from being the Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the War Office to become Secretary of State for War, the political head of the same department during the Second World War. The contents of “Prejudice and Judgment” include his time as Private Secretaries to Baldwin, Chamberlain, Snowden and Churchill; the Crisis of 1931; India; the War Office; and Secretary of State for War. The appendix covers Field-Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Field-Marshal Lord Montgomery, Field-Marshal Lord Alexander, General Sir Bernard Paget, General Sir George Giffard, and Field-Marshal Sir John Dill.