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Hardcover, 215 pages
Published 1930 by London, Hodder and Stoughton
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Laura Foti
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it
This book belonged to my grandfather. Published in 1930, the year the author died of cirrhosis at 58, it offers the Earl's wrong-headed but entertaining predictions about the future in such areas as War, Industry, Everyday Life and Woman.

The Earl was a successful barrister, Winston Churchill's closest friend, a member of the 1924 Olympic Committee (portrayed in Chariots of Fire by Nigel Davenport) and a significant player in the creation of the Irish Free State in 1921. Per Wikipedia, "An Engli
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Debbie
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I read this book because F.E. Smith was a friend of Winston Churchill and I wanted to see what the leaders of Britain thought the world would look like 100 years later.
He wrote these essays for his daughter.
Africa and Australia would have resolved getting water to the desert.
Women would be have children in a process called ectogenesis.
Brown people would still be under the control of the English.
I think all in all it was a good thing for me to read this book to remind me of our current thoughts o
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D. Eric
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book, written in 1930, is hard to classify. It is non-fiction but is making predictions of the future, some of which are obviously fiction to our modern eyes. Overall this was an entertaining book if only to see some of the wild things Smith predicts. I must say he gets some things spot on, but he equally misses the mark on many others.
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