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Victorious Century by David Cannadine

Victorious Century

Victorious Century by David Cannadine
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Feb 20, 2018 | 624 Pages
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“This is stupendous. The British nineteenth century, in all its complexity, all its horror, all its energy, all its hopes is laid bare. This is the definitive history, and will remain so for generations.” —A. N. Wilson, author of Victoria: A Life

“Cannadine shows a polymathic command of the cultural life of the period…[he] has pulled off the hat-trick of commanding erudition, original interpretation and graceful writing.” —Maya Jasanoff, The Guardian

”Mr. Cannadine offers a comprehensive analysis . . . he knits together the often diverging grand imperial, national and social histories with skill.” —The Economist

“A masterful history.” —The Financial Times

“This is a thumping great book, and it is probably destined to become a classic. . . . There is something hypnotic and compelling about his majestic delivery. . . . Cannadine succeeds triumphantly.” —Jane Ridely, The Spectator

“Cannadine writes fluently about Britain’s rise to industrial preeminence and subsequent world-leading status, providing a detailed examination of political machinations and imperial excursions. Cannadine’s account is solid and informative.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“[Cannadine’s] books always engage with big themes and reach well beyond a narrow specialist readership. . . .His writing is both informative and entertaining, with a sharp eye for vivid, arresting detail. . . .Victorious Century will no doubt become a standard work.” —The Times Higher Educatoin Supplement

“The acclaimed British historian meticulously traces every aspect of Britain from the Act of Union (with Ireland) in 1800 until the 1906 landslide by the Liberal Party . . . Ever adept, Cannadine shows us why and how it happened.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A book such as this is a work of heroic summary.” —David Aaronovitch, The Times

“Eminent historian Cannadine is well positioned to tell the story of Britain’s Victorious Century. . . .A big history on a big century but at under 600 pages it’s focused.” —Library Journal

“Cannadine is a brilliant historian — his book is a must-read for all who want to understand why we are where we are as a country” —The Jewish Chronicle

Praise for Mellon: An American Life:

“Absorbing. . . . Cannadine writes like a storyteller, and the book often reads as compulsively as one of those immense fictional sagas that weigh down the bestseller lists. Sin and redemption are always close to the center of those family tales, and so they are in Mellon.” —Russell Baker, The New York Review of Books

“A fascinating biography. . . . A sprawling work for a sprawling life.” —Roger Lowenstein, The New York Times

“A commanding biography, unsparing in revelation, lively in its writing, rigorous in its scholarship, astute in its judgments, and altogether a major contribution to American history.” —Harold Evans, author of The American Century and They Made America

The acclaimed British historian meticulously traces every aspect of Britain from the Act of Union (with Ireland) in 1800 until the 1906 landslide by the Liberal Party . . . Ever adept, Cannadine shows us why and how it happened.

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