The Life of George Ranken Askwith, 18611942

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-07-21
  • Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Ltd

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $160.00 Save up to $134.58
  • Rent Book $144.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


George Ranken Askwith was a key figure in the development of British industrial relations. Beginning his career as a barrister he went on to work as a freelance arbitrator for the Board of Trade. As assistant Secretary for the Railways Department under Lloyd George he helped to avert a potentially catastrophic strike. After this, he went on to work closely with both Winston Churchill and Herbert Asquith, and served as chairman of the Committee of Production during World War I. This new biography is based on a wide range of archival sources including government records, newspaper articles, Askwith's personal correspondence and his wife's private diaries. Heath presents a nuanced portrait of a man at the heart of government industrial relations at a time of considerable social and political change.

Rewards Program

Write a Review