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  1. tony cheetham tony cheetham says:

    By far the best biography of Chamberlain produced so far Concise,well researched and freeof the hagiography which characterised J L Garvin,s massive study Clearly brings home themassive contribution Joe Chamberlain made to public life without overlooking his faults andfailures Tony Cheetham


  2. HBH HBH says:

    This is a very readable biography of one of the forgoten figures of late Victorian politics Although it is not the longest and most detailed work, it is a very interesting book It is also a very compelling portrait of a man s transition in his political beliefs through the years and how this led to him never achieving the highest offices in the land.


  3. Hangleton Hangleton says:

    Joseph Chamberlain is a very interesting politician, who achieved things at a municipal level in an incredibly short period of time, and managed to be at different extremes on different issues once he moved on to national politics He was unlucky with his wives two died in childbirth, leaving him to look after a few children with family help while politicking The biography was a good length it kept moving through Chamberlain s life and career It could easily have been doubled in length, but would have been daunting and plodding Recommended for an insight into a major figure of his time, who is overlooked in favour of those who made it to be PM.


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Radical Joe: A Life of Joseph Chamberlain Joseph Chamberlain was a towering personality in an age of political giants Disraeli, Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Winston Churchill and Lloyd George all flourished during the span of his career, but he was not outshone by any of them Possessed of enormous energy he made a profound mark on Victorian and Edwardian politics his pugnacious, demagogic style aroused either adulation or hatred, never indifference But he was a man of abundant contradictions as Denis Judd skilfully illuminates the wealthy industrialist who espoused Radicalism the luxury loving Nonconformist who championed the downtrodden the architect of organized Liberalism who left Gladstone and split the Liberal Party inthe scornful critic of privilege and peerage who became a vital vote winner for Lord Salisbury and the Tories a creator of Unionism who helped to send the Unionist party to the electoral massacre ofthe alleged Republican who became the greatest Imperialist of his time In short, Joseph Chamberlain is one of those fascinating larger than life figures about whom the final word can never be written but who need to be frequently reassessed In this biography, Denis Judd not only provides the best account so far of his extraordinary life but casts new light on such key issues of the time as electoral and social reform, Irish Home Rule, the Boer War and tariff reform the best short study of Chamberlain that has so far appeared Asa Briggs, Guardianexcellent book, readable, clear, cool, scholarly, realistic and based on careful documentary research Denis Judd s first class biography reveals as much of the truth as we are ever likely to get Robert Blake, Sunday TimesDenis Judd writes easily and with humour, presenting Chamberlain through the eyes of both his critics and admirers No significant aspect of Chamberlain s work or personality is omitted Julian Amery, Sunday Telegraph

  • Hardcover
  • Radical Joe: A Life of Joseph Chamberlain
  • Denis Judd
  • 09 May 2019
  • 9780571269105

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