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Eminent Edwardians. Four figures who defined their age: Northcliffe, Balfour, Pankhurst, Baden-Powell

Door Piers Brendon

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#218259
Titel
Eminent Edwardians. Four figures who defined their age: Northcliffe, Balfour, Pankhurst, Baden-Powell
Auteur
Brendon, Piers
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Vintage Publishing
Jaar van uitgave
2003
ISBN10
1844130819
ISBN13
9781844130818
Taal
Nederlands
Samenvatting

In his account of four characters, each of whose importance was global, each of them, in their different ways, 'monsters', Piers Brendon writes wittily, sharply and succinctly - and brilliantly illuminates an age. His cast is as follows: Lord Northcliffe, the creator of modern journalism; Arthur Balfour, at the centre of the British political stage for half a century, and inspirer of the Balfour Declaration which changed the face of the Middle East; Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Suffragettes, whose personal gentility contrasted so oddly with her violent activities; and Baden-Powell, the Boy Scout who never really grew up, but who created a movement that spread to almost every country in the world. Piers Brendon maintains that the Edwardian era has been obfuscated by huge biograp
... (Lees verder)hies. With four shafts of superb irony he penetrates the mists.
Pagina's
266
Conditie
Goed — Corner top bumped
Prijs
€ 6,00

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