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Author Name:    LODGE, T. LODGE, Thomas

Title:   Dictatorship in Newfoundland. First Edition, in dustjacket

Publisher:    Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, 1939, 

Seller ID:   94177

LODGE, T. Dictatorship in Newfoundland. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1939). First Printing. Pp (6),1-273,(1). Map. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. O'Dea 2365. See ENL III:358 for Commissioner Thomas Lodge (1882-1958). At the time of publication, Lodge had just finished a three-year tenure as the Commissioner for Public Utilities in Newfoundland. "I had no particular desire to go to Newfoundland. The Treasury brought to bear upon me as much pressure as they normally do in regard to appointments of less than first-class importance, and in the end I agreed. I regret now that Idid agree, because I have sacrificed to little purpose three years of my l ife. I would not have agreed had I realized that no one inside the British administration had a positive sincere desire to make a real success of thisbizarre experiment in dictatorship." - from the preface. “Are we mismanagi ng our Colonies? What IS going on in Newfoundland? This book will tell you.” - from the dj. “Mr. Lodge was one of the six Commissioners appointed to take over the administration of Newfoundland in 1933, when that Government surrendered its Dominion status to the Imperial Government and consented to the disenfranchisement of its whole territory. He is, therefore, particularly qualified to tell of what happened when the Commissioners began their difficult task, and to narrate the course of events that made that task virtually impossible. Mr. Lodge writes of things he knows, he played a prominentpart in the administration of Newfoundland during those trying years; he w rites without bias and with a clear sense of responsibility. In a world where the virtue of democratic government is being questioned and denied, the alternative – Dictatorship - becomes a living and urgent problem. This is abook that will occasion serious thought.” - from the dj. With “Office of t he High Commissioner for Canada” inkstamp, else very good in rubbed and chipped, unclipped dustjacket (one inch piece missing from foot of spine). 225.00

Price = 225.00 CDN
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