The Pleasures of the Past - David CannadineCollins, 1989, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “Each of the thirty essays here penetrates to the root ofa character, a problem, a style, an idea. David Cannadine writes about royalty — Victoria, Albert, George V and the Duke of Windsor —amongst others with a fine sense of royal aspirations, and the point at which those aspirations sometimes became ridiculous, He has a keen eye for the ambitions of politicians — Eden, Neville Chamberlain, Rab Butler, F. E. Smith — and for the moments in their careers when their ambitions became too much for them to support, or sometimes too small to support them. In the proliferating jungle of historical studies — Urban history, economic history, socialist history, élite history — he can make a cool assessment of what makes good history and what makes bad.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 338
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