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The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned Up the World

The King of Sunlight How William Lever Cleaned Up the World William Hesketh Lever soap boiler social reformer MP tribal chieftain multi millionaire and Lord of the Western Isles was one of the most extraordinary men ever to leave his mark on Britain Belief

  • Title: The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned Up the World
  • Author: Adam Macqueen
  • ISBN: 9780552150873
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • William Hesketh Lever soap boiler, social reformer, MP, tribal chieftain, multi millionaire and Lord of the Western Isles was one of the most extraordinary men ever to leave his mark on Britain.Beliefs far ahead of their times the welfare state, votes for women, workers rights jostled in his mind with ideas that were fantastically bonkers the world s problems coWilliam Hesketh Lever soap boiler, social reformer, MP, tribal chieftain, multi millionaire and Lord of the Western Isles was one of the most extraordinary men ever to leave his mark on Britain.Beliefs far ahead of their times the welfare state, votes for women, workers rights jostled in his mind with ideas that were fantastically bonkers the world s problems could be solved by moving populations from country to country, ballroom dancing could save the soul and the only healthy way to sleep was outdoors in the wind and the rain.Adam Macqueen traces Lever s footsteps from his humble Bolton boyhood to a business empire that straddled the world, visiting the homes and model towns from the Mersey to the Congo that still bear the mark and often the name of William Lever.It is a hilarious and touching journey that shines a spotlight on a world and a set of beliefs long gone, and asks several vital questions where does philanthropy stop and social engineering begin Is it right for an employer to dictate how his workers spend their weekends and hire private detectives to make sure they are doing it properly Are the length of a lawn and the curve of a bannister of vital importance to the great scheme of things And why would a multi millionaire with half a dozen homes and property on four continents chose to sleep on the roof

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    1 thought on “The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned Up the World

    1. Quite interesting bio about William Lever, who started with his father's small grocery business and built it into Lever Brothers, home of Sunlight soap. Later came Lifebuoy soap and Lux flakes. It is now Unilever, one of the largest food companies in the world. He was way ahead of his time in his caring and compassionate treatment of his employees and their families.

    2. Interesting enough, but given the limitations of Lever's personality as subject matter, the book could have used more grounding in the wider history of the times he lived in. Did make me nostalgic for 'Sunlight Soap'!

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