The Lion and the Unicorn. Gladstone vs Disraeli
London England, Pimlico, 2007. 1st Pimlico Edition, Binding: Soft Cover, Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781844133123 Paperback Paperback. The Lion and the Unicorn. Gladstone vs Disraeli. Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the modern age and the vitriolic duel between them was nothing less than a battle to lead the richest and most powerful nation on earth. To Disraeli, his antagonist was an 'unprincipled maniac'; for Gladstone, his rival was 'The Grand Corrupter' whose destruction he plotted 'day and night, week by week, month by month'. It was no wonder that qwhen Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass appeared in 1871, many readers recognised in the warring lion and unicorn these great adversaries. In the first modern-telling of this dramatic story, the author - in a vivid, narrative style - breathes new life into a half-remembered tale that is pivoted in Britain's island history to give us a brilliant rethinking of the Gladstone and Disraeli story and confirm a perennial truth: in politics, everything is personal. Illustrated. 368 pp.
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Keywords: Non Fiction Hiastory Politics Biographies The Lion and the Unicorn Gladstone Vs Disraeli 9781844133123