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G.M. Trevelyan : a life in history

Author: David Cannadine
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Described by a contemporary as "probably the most widely read historian in the world; perhaps in the history of the world," Trevelyan acted as a public moralist, public teacher and public benefactor, wielding unchallenged cultural authority among the governing and the educated classes of his day for over fifty years. Trevelyn's optimism and secure cultural bearings sorely tested in his own time by two world wars,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Macaulay Trevelyan; George Macaulay Trevelyan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cannadine
ISBN: 039303528X 9780393035285
OCLC Number: 27223789
Notes: Previously published: London : HarperCollins, 1992.
Description: xvi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The life and the man --
The liberal internationalist --
The Whig constitutionalist --
The rural elegist --
The historian and the reputation.
Other Titles: GM Trevelyan
Responsibility: David Cannadine.

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Described by a contemporary as "probably the most widely read historian in the world; perhaps in the history of the world," Trevelyan acted as a public moralist, public teacher and public benefactor, wielding unchallenged cultural authority among the governing and the educated classes of his day for over fifty years. Trevelyn's optimism and secure cultural bearings sorely tested in his own time by two world wars, speak of a lost way of life. He was a member by birth of the aristocracy of privilege and intellect. He was at home in the circles of high politics during the period from the First World War into the age of Churchill. And yet the churning social and cultural currents of the postwar years would erode the peak of influence Trevelyan had attained, creating a far different intellectual landscape. The author, whose great theme is the decline of a self-confident Britain, continues that story here with the focus on Trevelyan. -- from Book Jacket.

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