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Originally published in 1995,this is a biography of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98), which charts the political career and personal life of the ... Show synopsis

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by Drew R on Jan 6, 2012

I looed for Roy Jenkins' Gladstone after reading Churchill, and being enormously impressed. As well as being a towering political figure (Jenkins, as Home Secretary, abolished the death penalty, and made homosexuality legal. Compare and contrast with T Benn, who opened a couple of nuclear power stations!), he was an extraordinarily talented writer. His prose is lucid, and his handling of his material deft. On top of which i got this superb hardback dleivered to my house for around a fiver. What's not to like!

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