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

Author: Piers Brendon
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2003.
Series: Pimlico (Series), 578.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Pimlico edView all editions and formats
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In his account of four figures (Northcliffe, Balfour, Pankhurst, Baden-Powell), each of them, in their different ways, "monsters," Piers Brendon writes wittily and succinctly--and illuminates an age. Their eminence was global, not just because Britannia ruled the waves, but because they made a lasting international impact: imprinting an indelible media presence on contemporary life; filling the powder-keg which is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Viscount; Arthur James Balfour; Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Baron; Emmeline Pankhurst; Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Viscount; Arthur James Balfour Balfour, Earl of; Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Baron; Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Baron; Arthur James Balfour; Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Viscount; Emmeline Pankhurst
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Brendon
ISBN: 1844130819 9781844130818
OCLC Number: 51623475
Notes: Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1979.
Description: xxii, 266 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Pimlico (Series), 578.
Responsibility: Piers Brendon.
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In his account of four characters, each of whose importance was global, each of them in their different ways "monsters", Piers Brendon, who maintains that the Edwardian era has been obfuscated by  Read more...

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