The Younger Pitt

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899636

Category: History

Page: 264

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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William Pitt the Younger

Author: William Hague

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307430278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 9380

William Pitt the Younger is an illuminating biography of one of the great iconic figures in British history: the man who in 1784 at the age of twenty-four became (and so remains) the youngest Prime Minister in the history of England. In this lively and authoritative study, William Hague–himself the youngest political party leader in recent history–explains the dramatic events and exceptional abilities that allowed extreme youth to be combined with great power. The brilliant son of a father who was also Prime Minister, Pitt was derided as a “schoolboy” when he took office. Yet within months he had outwitted his opponents, and he went on to dominate the political scene for twenty-two years (nineteen of them as Prime Minister). No British politician since has exercised such supremacy for so long. Pitt’s personality has always been hard to unravel. Though he was generally thought to be cold and aloof, his friends described him as the wittiest man they ever knew. By seeing him through the eyes of a politician, William Hague–a prominent member of Britain’s Conservative Party–succeeds in explaining Pitt’s actions and motives through a series of great national crises, including the madness of King George III, the impact of the French Revolution, and the trauma of the Napoleonic wars. He describes how a man dedicated to peace became Britain’s longest-serving war leader, how Pitt the liberal reformer became Pitt the author of repression, and how–though undisputed master of the nation’s finances–he died with vast personal debts. With its rich cast of characters, including Charles James Fox, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Edmund Burke, and George III himself, and set against a backdrop of industrial revolution and global conflict, this is a richly detailed and rounded portrait of an extraordinary political life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Naval Leadership and Management, 1650-1950

Essays in Honour of Michael Duffy

Author: Richard Harding,Helen Doe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836955

Category: History

Page: 206

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Considers naval leadership and management very widely, moving beyond a focus on leading admirals.
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George III

An Essay in Monarchy

Author: G. Ditchfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230599435

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 7600

This book is a political study of the reign of George III which draws upon unpublished sources and takes account of recent research to present a rounded appreciation of one of the most important and controversial themes in British history. It examines the historical reputation of George III, his role as a European figure and his religious convictions, and offers a discussion of the domestic and imperial policies with which he was associated.
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Pitt the Younger

A Life

Author: Michael J. Turner

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9781852855062

Category: Great Britain

Page: 358

View: 7838

William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) dedicated his life to the exercise of power, possessing superb oratory skills, personal probity and a deep understanding of politics. He presided over reforms that set up modern government in Britain. This title shows what Pitt achieved and how he achieved it.
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Pitt the Elder

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521398060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5514

This book offers an account of the life of one of the greatest statesmen of empire, William Pitt the Elder.
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William Pitt the Younger

Author: William Hague

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307430278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 7888

William Pitt the Younger is an illuminating biography of one of the great iconic figures in British history: the man who in 1784 at the age of twenty-four became (and so remains) the youngest Prime Minister in the history of England. In this lively and authoritative study, William Hague–himself the youngest political party leader in recent history–explains the dramatic events and exceptional abilities that allowed extreme youth to be combined with great power. The brilliant son of a father who was also Prime Minister, Pitt was derided as a “schoolboy” when he took office. Yet within months he had outwitted his opponents, and he went on to dominate the political scene for twenty-two years (nineteen of them as Prime Minister). No British politician since has exercised such supremacy for so long. Pitt’s personality has always been hard to unravel. Though he was generally thought to be cold and aloof, his friends described him as the wittiest man they ever knew. By seeing him through the eyes of a politician, William Hague–a prominent member of Britain’s Conservative Party–succeeds in explaining Pitt’s actions and motives through a series of great national crises, including the madness of King George III, the impact of the French Revolution, and the trauma of the Napoleonic wars. He describes how a man dedicated to peace became Britain’s longest-serving war leader, how Pitt the liberal reformer became Pitt the author of repression, and how–though undisputed master of the nation’s finances–he died with vast personal debts. With its rich cast of characters, including Charles James Fox, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Edmund Burke, and George III himself, and set against a backdrop of industrial revolution and global conflict, this is a richly detailed and rounded portrait of an extraordinary political life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century

Ever Decreasing Circles

Author: Michael J Turner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441179801

Category: History

Page: 368

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This is a detailed, single volume analysis of Britain's changing position in the world during the twentieth century. It places British policy making in the appropriate domestic and international contexts, offers an alternative to the more negative, 'decline'-obsessed assessments of Britain's role and influence in global affairs. This book suggests that Britain's leaders did a better job than some historians think. Michael Turner, in order to understand why they took the options they did, investigates their motives and aims within the international environment within which they operated.
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William Wilberforce

The Life of the Great Anti-slave Trade Campaigner

Author: William Hague

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151012671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 582

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A major biography of abolitionist William Wilberforce, the man who fought for twenty years to abolish the Atlantic slave trade.
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Shock Wave

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416587101

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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While studying a deadly plague in the Pacific, Dirk Pitt rescues a band of rich castaways who had been deserted by their cruise ship and learns that the plague had been caused by a passenger's father, who uses ultrasound to mine diamonds. Reprint.
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The elder Pitt

Author: Marie Peters

Publisher: Longman Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-78), was the leading figure in mid-eighteenth-century British politics. He captured the imagination of contemporaries and posterity alike by the spectacular victories over which he presided in the Seven Years War - the series of conflicts (1756-63) that brought Britain to unprecedented imperial power. His career links the political world of the early Hanoverians, dominated by Sir Robert Walpole, with the very different worlds of Lord North and Chatham's brilliant son, William Pitt the Younger, at the time of the American and French Revolutions. This addition to the Profiles series not only reassesses Pitt's career in its full political context, with many fresh and rewarding insights for the specialist, but also provides an introduction to the entire period for students and general readers. Through Pitt, Marie Peters is able to illuminate the other important actors on the political stage, and introduce (in ways designed to encourage further investigation) the characteristics and preoccupations of the world in which they moved. These include the roles of monarch, ministers, parliaments and parties; the issues of foreign and imperial policy; ideology and modes of political argument; and the impact of popular politics. He is not an easy subject for the modern historian or the modern reader. Marie Peters rises to the challenge with a cool, independent-minded and convincing reappraisal of this ambitious, charismatic and tormented man. Based on a comprehensive range of primary sources, her study raises doubts about the real substance of his achievements, while sympathetically acknowledging (and explaining) the heroic stature accorded to him by many, if not all, of his contemporaries.
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Half Moon Street

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345523660

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A bizarre murder on the Thames leads Inspector Thomas Pitt into the shadowy underworld around Victorian London's art district for answers.
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Do Not Rise

Author: Beth Bachmann

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822980371

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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“Beth Bachmann’s Temper was the last time [in forty years] I remember reading a first book by a poet so prodigally and—the word that came to my mind was—severely gifted. The new poems in Do Not Rise are a quantum leap forward with all the metaphorical leaps, adumbrations, dizzyings, deft, brief knottings that make the poems in Temper so dazzling. A remarkable young talent, and a scary one.” —Robert Hass
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Resurrection Row

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453219048

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Bodies that won’t stay buried—is it a practical joke? Or murder? Lord Fitzroy-Hammond of Resurrection Row has been dead and buried three weeks when he turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. Grave robbing, though a crime, isn’t Inspector Thomas Pitt’s usual fare. But when the macabre joke is repeated, and the man’s corpse is found sitting in the family pew the Sunday following his second interment, Pitt begins to wonder if perhaps there’s some message in it. The case grows increasingly bizarre as other disinterred bodies appear. A new mother, Charlotte Pitt only takes a cursory interest in the grave robbing case until she hears Thomas mention the name of her late sister’s husband, Dominic Corde, as a possible suspect. As Pitt follows leads into the slums and rookeries, Charlotte, too, is drawn into the politics and horrors of greed and exploitation. For Pitt and Charlotte, what begins as a mysterious case of musical corpses, becomes a deadly pursuit through the London underworld of pornographic photographers, brothels, and sweatshops.
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The Lion and the Unicorn

Gladstone Vs Disraeli

Author: Richard Aldous

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393065701

Category: History

Page: 368

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An assessment of the brutal and deeply personal political struggle between Victorian-era rivals William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli discusses the disparity between their views that reflected and stoked social and political conflicts over the course of decades.
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Palmerston

A Biography

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300168446

Category: Great Britain

Page: 584

View: 7936

A grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics, the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) served as foreign secretary for fifteen years and prime minister for nine, engaged in struggles with everyone from the Duke of Wellington to Lord John Russell to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, engineered the defeat of the Russians in the Crimean War, and played a major role in the development of liberalism and the Liberal Party. This comprehensive biography, informed by unprecedented research in the statesman's personal archives, gives full weight not only to Palmerston's foreign policy achievements, but also to his domestic political activity, political thought, life as a landlord, and private life and affairs. Through the lens of the milieu of his times, the book pinpoints for the first time the nature and extent of Palmerston's contributions to the making of modern Britain.
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The Eighteenth Century

A Current Bibliography for 2002

Author: Jim Springer Borck,Kevin L Cope,Robert C Leitz

Publisher: AMS Press

ISBN: 9780404622305

Category: Reference

Page: 908

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The Great Man

Sir Robert Walpole: Scoundrel, Genius and Britain's First Prime Minister

Author: Edward Pearce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446420337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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The year 1721 has many splendours: great houses built by William Kent, fine pictures and the fruits of commerce. But there are also thirteen public hanging days a year, drunkenness is endemic, organised crime rampages through the streets. And politics are ferocious. Only a generation earlier, The Pretender failed to take the Crown; the new King is cursed as a damned foreigner; James's followers - the Jacobites - conspire and are persecuted; the South Sea Bubble collapses.Robert Walpole, once imprisoned for financial chicanery, assumes political control and becomes 'Prime Minister'. He personally detects a Jacobite plot, is dismissed in 1727 on the death of George I, recruits the new King's clever wife, Caroline, and bounces cheerfully back. Coarse, corrupt and cynical, Walpole dominates King, Parliament and Government until 1742. This is Mr Worldywiseman, keeping England out of war for twenty years and setting up a stable and growing economy. All politics of a kind we can recognise today begin with Robert Walpole. And here, in Edward Pearce's elegant book, he is brought vividly back to life.
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BlackWind

Viraiden and Bronwyn

Author: Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Publisher: Cerridwen Press

ISBN: 9781419956140

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Second in a two-book saga. Bronwyn McGregor has known the depths of heartache. Having lost the man she'd loved since childhood and the child their great love created, she has thrown herself into her work as a psychologist, determined to help those who cannot help themselves. The last thing on her mind is finding romance among the criminally insane at Baybridge Sanitarium. From a seething cauldron of evil, Viraidan Cree was created in the frigid winds of space. Dredged up from a bog in the wilds of Ireland where he has spent centuries of unlife, he is a Reaper, a warrior among warriors, a being so lethal, so dangerous he cannot be controlled. Yet lurking within the reborn warrior is the spirit of a dead man whose love has survived against all odds. Given the job to secure the safety of those who work at Baybridge, Cree takes one look at Bronwyn and vows to make her his own. But the NightWind Danyon Hart is listening to the Reaper's deep desires. He too has his sights set on Bronwyn and will allow no one to get in his way...especially not a Reaper! Note: We recommend reading BlackWind: Sean and Bronwyn before reading BlackWind: Viraiden and Bronwyn. This story is not for the faint of heart.
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Lord Liverpool

A Political Life

Author: William Anthony Hay

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781783272822

Category: History

Page: 365

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Shaped by eighteenth-century assumptions, Liverpool nonetheless laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century Britain that emerged from the Reform era.
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