Author: John Tilley
A V Alexander is one of the great unsung heroes of the Labour Movement. This son of a widowed corset-maker left school when he was 13 and, following a career in the Co-op and then in Sheffield politics, became the organiser with Winston Churchill of crucial wartime naval successes.
This first biography of the only Labour Party Minister ever to serve as First Lord of the Admiralty was written while John Tilley was Co-operative Parliamentary Secretary.
“His contribution to the nation’s well-being was immense” – Roy Hattersley MP in a lively Introduction.