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(JONES, Alfred, Sir) P.N. DAVIES. Sir Alfred Jones : Shipping Entrepreneur Par Excellence. [Introduction by Neil McKendrick]. London: Europa Publications, (1978). Pp. [i]-lxii,1-162, port. frontis. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in The Europa Library of Business Biography series. "This biography traces the life and career of Alfred Jones (1845-1909), the dominant figure in the development of the West African trade and a significant contributor to the establishment of the British West African colonies. Jones travelled to West Africa as a cabin boy when he was fourteen, beginning a life-long association wtih the area. On his return to Liverpool, he became an office boy with a shipping agency and rose rapidly to becomea senior partner and finally a powerful shipping magnate, controlling ship ping to West Africa, not only from Britain but from the rest of Europe and America. He also became involved in many associated aspects of trade and commerce in West Africa, including the establishment of a bank and the acquisition of lands, mines, hotels, plantations and many other commercial enterprises." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Background to the West African Trade; 2. His Early Life; 3. The Achievement of Power; 4. The Exercise of Power; 5. The Rewards of Power; 6. The Limitations of Power; 7. The Mortivation and Character of Sir Alfred Jones. With appendices. With Neil McKendrick's introduction "Literary Luddism and the Businessman". Vg in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. 90.00
Title: Sir Alfred Jones : Shipping Entrepreneur Par Excellence. in dj.
Publisher: Europa Publications, London, 1978, ISBN:0905118170:
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