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The memoirs of Walter Bagehot

Author: F K Prochaska
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) was a prominent English journalist, banker, and man of letters. For many years he was editor of The Economist, and to this day the magazine includes a weekly “Bagehot” column. His analyses of politics, economics, and public affairs were nothing short of brilliant. Sadly, he left no memoir. How, then, does this book bear the title, The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot? Frank Prochaska explains,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Walter Bagehot; Walter Bagehot; Walter Bagehot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F K Prochaska
ISBN: 9780300195545 0300195540
OCLC Number: 836557630
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Frank Prochaska --
8 Queen's Gate Place --
Somerset childhood --
London education --
French experience --
Banking and letters --
History --
Marriage and ambition --
London and the economist --
Spare mind --
American crisis and the English constitution --
Politics --
Physics and politics --
Political economy --
Valediction.
Responsibility: Frank Prochaska.

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