Sir Robert Walpole: The Making of a Statesman.
Includes three books in one - Robert Walpole's World, The Young Statesman, and The Struggle for Power. This was a revelatory study when it appeared in 1956. Walpole papers in the possession of the Marquess of Cholmondeley were newly available at this time and Plumb was given unfettered access to them. Plumb is an engaging author deliberately writing for the public as well as the scholar. He also seems to be that type of historian who might have been "born in the wrong century," based on his deep understanding of the 18th. The Cresset Press, London. 1956. USED. $20.00