Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2012

256 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089138

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So clean

Lord Leverhulme, soap and civilisation

Brian Lewis

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A critical, warts-and-all biography which is fair and balanced, but markedly less hagiographic than some previous studies
  • As much a social, economic and cultural history as it is a biography, placing Lever in his context, leading to a better understanding of some key aspects of his times
  • Scholarly rather than populist, engaging with a number of important controversies in modern British history, yet written in an accessible style for a broad readership
  • makes frequent comparisons with other industrialists and other Lever-style projects