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The Last King of America by Andrew Roberts
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The Last King of America by Andrew Roberts
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Nov 09, 2021 | ISBN 9781984879264

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“A compendious product of intricate investigation. Roberts has read everything. . . . The letters and diaries of delicious characters such as Fanny Burney and Lady Mary Coke are combed for color and detail, and troop movements and economic fluctuations are carefully reconstructed. It is a magnificent achievement.”
—The Spectator

“Vividly detailed . . . A capacious, prodigiously researched biography from a top-shelf historian.”
Kirkus (starred)

“Meticulously researched . . . An eye-opening portrait of the man and his times.”
—Publishers Weekly

“[A] persuasive interpretation, supported by a wide range of sources and argued with keen insight into political realities . . . Important, serious and timely.”
—Times Literary Supplement
(UK)

“Roberts’s account is masterly, combining a compelling narrativeone has to keep turning the pages even though one knows the outcomewith analysis that is both cogent and incisive. He appears to have read everything that is in the mainstream and much that isn’t, including a wide range of archival sources. . . . [A] tremendous book.”
Literary Review

“Elegant and splendidly researched.”
—The Sunday Times (UK)

“Magisterial . . . George III is notorious for two reasons: losing America and going mad. Roberts provides a fresh and spirited account of both occurrences. . . . The result is a lengthy book that remains engaging throughout.”
—The Times (UK)

“As [Roberts’s] outstanding books on Halifax, Salisbury and Churchill also demonstrate, he is a master of the biography. . . . Roberts systematically, cogently and helpfully reinterprets his subject’s role and reputation.”

—History Today

“Elegant and comprehensive . . . Roberts is our most prodigious biographer.”
—The Daily Mail

“Richly evidenced and scrupulously argued. . . . [The Last King of America] consolidates Roberts’s position as one of the greatest biographers in the English language today.”
Daily Telegraph

“Teems with detail, ideas and elegance. Roberts is a great writer—and this is one of his greatest achievements.”
—Aspects of History

“Superb . . . A book so diligently researched cannot fail to be rich in curious detail and amusing turns of phrase. There are plums on almost every page.”
The Oldie

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