"'a clever, wilful, self-consciously quirky little book' - Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph; 'The sheer effrontery of the tone gives the book a clear edge over much of the competition...' - Michael Bentley, TLS; 'A good book to give anyone thinking of reading history, or fed up with the way it is studied or written' - The Spectator"
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About the Author
John Vincent has been Professor of History at the University of Bristol since 1970. Among his many influential publications are The Foundation of the Liberal Party (1966), Gladstone and Ireland (1979) and a masterly short biography of Disraeli (1990). He is also widely known as a journalist and controversialist.