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Macaulay : the tragedy of power

Author: Robert E Sullivan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the 150th anniversary of the death of the English historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay, Robert Sullivan offers a portrait of a Victorian life that probes the cost of power, the practice of empire, and the impact of ideas. His Macaulay is a Janus-faced master of the universe: a prominent spokesman for abolishing slavery in the British Empire who cared little for the cause, a forceful advocate for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Baron; Thomas Babington Macaulay; Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Baron; Thomas B Macaulay; Thomas Babington Macaulay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Sullivan
ISBN: 9780674036246 0674036247
OCLC Number: 319493417
Description: 614 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Heir --
Star --
Legislator --
Sinister prophet --
Statesman --
Empire builder --
The last ancient historian --
The lion --
Baron Macaulay of Rothley --
Procrastinator --
Praeceptor gentis anglorum --
A broken heart --
Envoi : immortal.
Responsibility: Robert E. Sullivan.

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