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Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography

Watts, Cedric and Laurence Davies

Published by Cambridge University Press (1979), Cambridge, 1979
ISBN 10: 0521224675 / ISBN 13: 9780521224673
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Title: Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1979), Cambridge

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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33 pages. Graham was a cattle-rancher, horse-dealer, writer, politician (the first socialist in Parliment), founder and president of the first British Labour party and later the president of the Scottish National Party. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 111909

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Synopsis: R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936) was one of the most brilliant and mercurial characters of his day. Known as 'Don Roberto' and 'the Modern Don Quixote' because of his Spanish blood and impetuous life-style, and as 'the Uncrowned King of Scotland' because of his descent from King Robert II, he was a paradoxical man whose career was astonishingly varied. After an early period as an adventurer, when he worked as a cattle-rancher and horse-dealer in South America and Texas, he embarked on a stormy political career. He was the first socialist in Parliament, was gaoled after assailing the police at the Battle of Trafalgar Square on Bloody Sunday, 1887, later became the founder and president of the first Labour Party, and was eventually elected president of the Scottish National Party. Meanwhile he travelled in Morocco disguised as an Arab sheik and prospected for gold in Spain.

Book Description: R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936) was one of the most brilliant and mercurial characters of his day. Known as 'Don Roberto' and 'the Modern Don Quixote' because of his Spanish blood and impetuous life-style, and as 'the Uncrowned King of Scotland' because of his descent from King Robert II, he was a paradoxical man whose career was astonishingly varied.

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