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A.J.P. Taylor : radical historian of Europe

Author: Chris Wrigley
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A.J.P. Taylor is an historian to be ranked along with Gibbon and Macaulay, and Chris Wrigley's biography makes clear reasons for his stature. But it is not in the least hagiographical -- this is A.J.P. Taylor warts and all. The assessment is consistently critical, pointing out his need for reassurance, wounded ego, and underlying humanity as well as his intellectual aggressiveness and brilliance. The judgment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: A J P Taylor; A J P Taylor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Wrigley
ISBN: 1860642861 9781860642869
OCLC Number: 71295901
Description: viii, 439 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Roots --
Growing --
Breaking free --
War and wider recognition 1938-48 --
Fame and academic esteem --
Highs and lows --
Mellow elder statesman --
Indian summer and long winter.
Responsibility: Chris Wrigley.

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This biographical study of A.J.P. Taylor includes details of his childhood, family and his time as teacher, broadcaster journalist and historian. It attempts to evaluate how far he fulfilled his aim  Read more...

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