Prince Charles Breaking the Cycle: The Prince of Wales and the State of Britain by James Morton lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Ebury Press, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables;
From the cover: Breaking the Cycle tells a story which has never been told before, describing the working life of Prince Charles. The range of his activities is so broad that no one has grasped the full extent of his impact on many areas of life in this country. The picture we get from the media involves an endless round of state functions and high-profile receptions, but this is only what lies on the surface. Underneath, a great deal is going on which is much more important, and much more interesting.
The Prince of Wales has an overall goal, which is nothing less than to put the great back into Britain. In the early years he had a struggle to get going. His initiatives were often met with cynicism and hostility. But he persevered, and has now matured into a powerful focal point for many action groups, in areas like education, attacking the causes of unemployment, the rehabilitation of ex-offenders, furthering , the interests of the disabled, supporting the homeless, attacking the problems of racism and discrimination, and stimulating entrepreneurs to start new businesses. He has already achieved some outstanding successes in many fields.
In each chapter Prince Charles describes his involvement, recalling both what worked and what did not. Then there is an account of how the original ideas turned out in practice, with stories of individual people and how their lives have been affected by the Princes activities. The book concludes by outlining his goals for the future, the fields in which he hopes to make further contributions, and his views on trends in our society.
For anyone interested in the future prosperity of Britain this book is a revelation, and a fitting tribute to an extraordinary individual on his 50th birthday.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the upper panel lightly creased. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
304 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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