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An Honourable Englishman by Adam Sisman

An Honourable Englishman

An Honourable Englishman by Adam Sisman
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Dec 06, 2011 | 672 Pages
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    Dec 06, 2011 | 672 Pages

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“It’s an excellent book: crisp and merciless yet funny and full of sympathy. . . . Mr. Sisman has an ideal biographical style: inquisitive and open, serious yet not severe. I’d read him on anyone.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
 
“It’s easy to recommend this superb biography of the historian Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) as one of the best books of the year. . . . Every page offers high-order literary entertainment. . . . Detailed, funny and beautifully paced, An Honourable Englishman is one of the fullest and most intelligent biographies of a modern scholar ever written. Its readers are in for a treat.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
 
A marvelous evocation of man, place and time.”—Norman Stone, The Wall Street Journal
 
Excellent.”—G.W. Bowersock, The New York Review of Books

An excellent biography, thorough and measured.”—Anthony Grafton, New Republic
 
Superb . . . lucid and engaging.”—Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest
 
First-rate . . . Sisman’s narrative of this disaster proceeds in tick-tock style and with all of the suspense of a detective novel. The tale is hard to read without cringing, but impossible to put down. The book as a whole is masterful.”—Jeffrey Collins, The New Criterion
 
Empathetic, illuminating.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This superb biography romps through the life of one of 20th-century Britain’s most notorious, controversial, and influential historian-journalists. . . . Using never-before-exploited resources, NBCC award-winner Sisman, the much-praised biographer of Trevor-Roper’s fellow historian and competitor, A.J.P. Taylor, savors, as he makes us savor, a parade of juicy stories about his subject’s life and career.”—Publishers Weekly

“By miles the best biography I have read this year.”—Max Hastings

A perfect biography.”—Robert Harris, The Sunday Times (London)
 
“How lucky for [Hugh] Trevor-Roper, and for us, that the ideal biographer was here. It is impossible to praise Sisman’s book too highly.”—A. N. Wilson, The Observer
 
“This is a fine and serious biography which, on page after page, has made me laugh out loud.”—Noel Malcolm, The Sunday Telegraph
 
I was completely beguiled by Adam Sisman’s An Honourable Englishman.”—D. J. Taylor, New Statesman
 
A veritable treasure trove for connoisseurs of academic intrigue, duplicity, arrogance and hubris.”—Tom Devine, The Glasgow Herald
 
“Superb . . . surpassed anything I read this year.”—James McGuire, Irish Times



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