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The Aristocratic Adventurer

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David Cannadine is one of Britain's premier historians, essayists and broadcasters, whose books have brought erudite and entertaining social history to a wide audience. As General Editor of the Penguin History of Britain series he embodies Penguin's long-term commitment to quality, accessible history publishing. This extract from his acclaimed Aspects of Aristocracy takes ...more
Paperback, Pocket Penguins 70s #62, 58 pages
Published June 5th 2005 by Penguin Books
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Coenraad
Dec 18, 2015 Coenraad rated it it was amazing
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Cannadine provides a fascinating interpretative paradigm for understanding the phenomenon Churchill: his 'membership' of the changing, decaying British aristocracy. His family relations, friendships and political associations are scrutinised to indicate that his ascendancy to Prime Ministership in 1940 was not entirely expected. The embrionic book opens a completely new view of British politics of the first half of the twentieth century.

Cannadine se leesbare versameling 'skinnerstories' oor Chur
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Nat
Jul 16, 2014 Nat added it
Winston's uncle was named Lord Tweedmouth.
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Sep 22, 2010 Redfox5 rated it liked it
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I had no idea that Churchill was not well liked before the war or that he was an aristocrat. I really liked learning about his family, who don't seem like such a great bunch. Quiet interesting.
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