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    Rosebery: Statesman in Turmoil (Paperback) By (author) Leo McKinstry


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    DescriptionThe Fifth Earl of Rosebery was the most glamorous Liberal politician of the late Victorian age. Charismatic, enlightened, wealthy and intellectually brilliant, he once said that he had three ambitions: to marry an heiress, win the Derby and become Prime Minister. By his mid-forties, he had achieved all three. But his political career was clouded by his mercurial character. Self-centred, impulsive and neurotic, he shrouded himself in mystery and was caught up in many of the greatest scandals of his era. Now, using a wealth of archival material, award-winning author Leo McKinstry reveals the dramatic, compelling story behind this paradoxical figure.

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    Statesman in Turmoil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leo McKinstry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 434 g
    ISBN 13: 9780719565861
    ISBN 10: 0719565863

    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.081092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, DNBH, NHD
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    2x8pp black and white
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph and Spectator. He has also written five books including a study of the Labour Party and a best-selling biography of the footballing Charlton brothers. Born in Belfast he was educated in Ireland and at Cambridge University.
    Review quote
    'Judicious, well-researched and engrossing' -- Sunday Times 'Stunning ... As well as being meticulously researched, it is beautifully written and has tremendous pace' -- Literary Review 'Absorbing ... McKinstry has here proved himself to be a first-class historical biographer' -- Mail on Sunday 20050529 'With masterly skill and sympathy, Leo McKinstry resurrects him as the Hamlet of late Victorian England' -- Daily Mail 20050529 An authoritative and original biography which is also a riveting read' -- Spectator 20050529 'Superbly well-researched and well-written ... A truly first-class addition to the genre of Prime Ministerial biography' -- Sunday Telegraph 20050529 'An absolutely wonderful biography ... gripping and entertaining' -- Evening Standard 20050529 'A first class biography, scholarly, judicious and always interesting' -- Glasgow Herald 20050529 'Remarkable' -- Country Life 20050529 'It does a wonderful job of conjuring up the lost world of late Victorian politics' -- Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph 20051203 'Admirable biography of a paradoxical figure whose tenure at No 10 was a disaster' -- Jeremy Lewis, Sunday Times 20051204 'Written with such genuine and obvious enthusiasm that what would have been stodgy (let's face it, 500 pages on Victorian politicos is no guarantee of riotous fun) becomes engaging, enlightening and entertaining' -- Marcus Keane, Irish Times 20060429