On the Shelves – The Thunderer: The Life and Times of John Walter II

Christopher McKane (CO 1959-64) has published The Thunderer: The Life and Times of John Water II.

John Walter II (1776-1847) was controller of The Times newspaper for 44 years. As a qualified Master Printer he introduced the world’s first steam presses, an overnight strategy that outflanked his mutinous printers. He can rightly be called one of the most remarkable men of the 19th century and this book frames him in the context of a remarkable period in British history.

You can order the book here.