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Gladstone: A Biography Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone: epub, biography pdf, Gladstone: A epub, Gladstone: A BiographyGladstone: A Biography eBook From the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill, a towering historical biography, available for the first time in paperbackWilliam Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth century British life He spent sixty three of his eighty nine years in the House of Commons and was prime minister four times, a unique accomplishment From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his Gladstone: A Kindle - preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule, he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil But Gladstone the man was much a classical scholar, a wide ranging author, a vociferous participant in all the great theological debates of the day, a voracious reader, and an avid walker who chopped down trees for recreation He was also a man obsessed with the idea of his own sinfulness, prone to self flagellation and persistent in the practice of accosting prostitutes on the street and attempting to persuade them of the errors of their ways This full and deep portrait of a complicated man offers a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history, and is also a brilliant example of the biographer s art.


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  1. John Anthony John Anthony says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookThis may well be a good read but it s not an easy one It is packed solid with meat Gladstone was in his 89th year when he died so there s a lot of it At times this is quite off putting as the content is not always as accessible as it might be.I learnt a lot about the Grand Old Man or G.O.M and theI read theI liked him He was perhaps our most honourable Prime Minister, and the least honoured, thanks to his modesty and his ghastly royal mistress Victoria They rubbed each othe This may well be a good read but it s not an easy one It is packed solid with meat Gladstone was in his 89th year when he died so there s a lot of it At times this is quite off putting as the content is not always as accessible as it might be.I learnt a lot about the Grand Old Man or G.O.M and theI read theI liked him He was perhaps our most honourable Prime Minister, and the least honoured, t


  2. Erunion Erunion says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookI am not much of a reader, but I have at least read all the way through some truly difficult books such as the Critique of Pure Reason and the Phenomenology of Spirit This book, however, was a dog of a work to get through, and I considered putting it down at many different times It seems to focus all too much on the details Gladstone his daily actions are discussed at great length, to the detriment of what his beliefs were, and who he really was A great deal


  3. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookThis is a very good biography that obviously merits the Whitbread Costa prize that it received in 1995 There are however two problems


  4. Lauren Albert Lauren Albert says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookAs I was heading towards the end of the book, I was thinking that I would give it 4 stars But when I got to the end of the book, and started tearing up at Gladstone s death and his memorials, I had to give it a 5 Somehow, with all of the occasionally excruciating detail about his political life, Jenkins conveyed a man a man who was somehow a force of nature but a man nonetheless This is very much a political biography While discussing Gladstone s interactions w


  5. Tom Tom says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookThis book is very dense focusing too much on the minutiae of Gladstone s daily life and his petty personal anxieties to the detriment of the big historical issues and struggles of this era that he was a central actor in, which are glossed over in passing in the apparent assumption that the reader knows all this already It is only in the latter part of the book that at least one significant issue, the struggle for Irish Home Rule, is given some serious discussion Thus for anyone who is uninitia This book is very dense focusing too much on the minutiae of Gladstone s daily life and his p


  6. Jonnie Enloe Jonnie Enloe says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookSort of a slow read but an inside look at this bizarre little man with such great impact Author gets drawn out on details outside the main subject Should be read alongside a good book on Disraeli who was a contempory as well as maybe Queen Victoria which bores me to tears However for historical context you need the background noise for Gladstone for insight into his charactor.


  7. Tom Nixon Tom Nixon says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookGod bless Roy Jenkins The man was an incredible historian, a verbose writer and a biographer extraordinaire of I don t know how many British leaders but he also deserves some recognition for producing books that can double both as paperweights and doorstops if necessary, because dear Lord in heaven, does the man write exhaustively about his subjects.Gladstone is one such s


  8. Eric Eric says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookI don t like rating books this low and I m fond of history I just found this one difficult to pick up at times.


  9. Alex Alex says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookIncredibly detailed, but dry at times Less talk about his rivalry with Disraeli than I would have thought.


  10. Steve Steve says:

    Gladstone: A Biography ePUB Ó Gladstone: A Kindle - gladstone epub, biography pdf, Gladstone A epub, Gladstone A BiographyGladstone A Biography eBookI try to always finish a book that I start I did it but it wasn t easy There is some background knowledge of the 19th Century here, but it BORING.


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