Member for Mexico, by Desmond Young

Member for Mexico, a Biography of Weetman Pearson, First Viscount Cowdray
Desmond Young

Weetman Pearson was described as one of the greatest pioneers ever sent out of Britain. His unorthodox construction methods gave rise to the expression ‘The Pearson Touch’. In 1889 he was contracted to drain Mexico City by means of a Grand Canal. It lead to the development of Mexico’s oilfields. He drove the Blackwall Tunnel under the Thames and the East River tunnels in New York, built Dover Harbour, Veracruz Harbour and many other projects from Chile to China. He became Liberal Mp for Colchester but spent so much time away from Parliament that he earned the title “Member for Mexico’ In 1917 he became President of the Air Board and ca be counted amongst the creators of the Royal Air Force.

Hardback with dust jacket. Very good condition. Front endpaper inscribed ‘John Snow[?]’

280 pages
B&w photographs
145 mm x 217 mm (6 in x 8.5 in)
1966, Cassell & Co Ltd


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Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 5 cm