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The Lion and the Unicorn William Gladstone And Benjamin Disraeli Were The Fiercest Political Rivals Of The Nineteenth Century Their Intense Mutual Hatred Was Both Ideologically Driven And Deeply Personal Their Vitriolic Duels, Carried Out Over Decades, Lend Profound Insight Into The Social And Political Currents That Dominated Victorian England To Disraeli A Legendary Dandy Descended From Sephardic Jews His Antagonist Was An Unprincipled Maniac Characterized By An Extraordinary Mixture Of Envy, Vindictiveness, Hypocrisy, And Superstition For The Conservative Aristocrat Gladstone, His Rival Was The Grand Corrupter, Whose Destruction He Plotted Day And Night, Week By Week, Month By Month In The Tradition Of Roy Jenkins And A N Wilson, Richard Aldous Has Written An Outstanding Political Biography, Giving Us The First Dual Portrait Of This Intense And Momentous Rivalry Aldous S Vivid Narrative Style By Turns Powerful, Witty, And Stirring Brings New Life To The Gladstone And Disraeli Story And Confirms A Perennial Truth In Politics, Everything Is Personal. I needed information about Gladstone and Disraeli, political rivals who served as British Prime Minister, tossing the office back and forth as they competed fiercely they REALLY didn t like each other the last half of the 19th Century This book traces their competition, giving good information about their contrasting views, personalities, lifestyles I don t know about the author, but I came out rooting for Disraeli He was unscrupulous in his political machinations, but muchadmirable t I needed information about Gladstone and Disraeli, political rivals who served as British Prime Minister, tossing the office back and forth as they competed fiercely they REALLY didn t like each other the last half of the 19th Century This book traces their competition, giving good information about their contrasting views, personalities, lifestyles I don t know about the author, but I came out rooting for Disraeli He was unscrupulous in his political machinations, but mucha This is not a history of 19th century British politics It does not pretend to be so In fact, it states from the first that its mission is to recast the story of Gladstone and Disraeli for a 21st century audience, in a way that will appeal to us Aldous assessment of a 21st century audience s needs are a Reality Show like combination of high drama, oh no he didn t personal pettiness, a fast paced showing of all the highlights on the grandest scale I can t say that he s wrong in that assessm This is not a history of 19th century British politics It does not pretend to be so In fact, it states from the first that its mission is to recast the story of Gladstone and Disraeli for a 21st century audience, in a way that will appeal to us Aldous assessment of a 21st century audience s needs are a Reality Show like combination of high drama, oh no he didn t personal pettiness, a fast paced showing of all the highlights on the grandest scale I can t say that he s wrong in that assessment This approach has shortcomings such as if you don t already know about the bills and arguments going on, you never feel like you re getti Fascinating and well written. Sad but true my interest in Disraeli can be traced to a Family Guy episode Peter s blathering on, as he does, and compares someone to Benjamin Disraeli Cut to Disraeli in his study, who looks at the camera and sadly tells the viewer, you don t even know who I am Thus, my curiosity in the infamous British Pr

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