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The lion and the unicorn : Gladstone vs Disraeli

Author: Richard Aldous
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the nineteenth century. Their intense mutual hatred was both ideologically driven and deeply personal. Their vitriolic duels, carried out over decades, lend profound insight into the social and political currents that dominated Victorian England. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: W E Gladstone; Benjamin Disraeli; William E Gladstone; Benjamin Disraeli; Benjamin Disraeli; W E Gladstone
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Aldous
ISBN: 9780393065701 0393065707
OCLC Number: 77504790
Description: xv, 368 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The funeral --
The dinner party --
Young Englishmen --
Strangers --
The game --
Thunder and lightning --
The Chancellor's old clothes --
The handshake --
The letters --
Voyage of discovery --
In the arboretum --
The people's William --
Cavemen --
Up the greasy pole --
Premier league --
Die or break down --
Volcanoes --
An artful dodge --
The jewel thief --
The other guest --
A clash of civilisations --
Peace with honour --
Midlothian --
Falconet --
Epilogue: in memoriam.
Responsibility: Richard Aldous.
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This brilliant account of the dramatic confrontation between the two "mighty opposites" of the Victorian age highlights political giants William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.  Read more...

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