Dr. Jean-marc Alter

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Location: West Glamorgan Wales
In My Own Words:
Dr Alter has a PhD in 18-19th Century British Political History. He has interests in History, Economics and Theology and has contributed articles for a number of Christian Newspapers and entries for the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


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The Younger Pitt: The Consuming Struggle by John Ehrman
2.0 out of 5 stars Weighty and thorough., Feb. 7 2004
The eagerly awaited final volume to the colossal trilogy on the youngest and arguably most charismatic of Prime ministers of Britain. Ehrman has created a volume of detail and immense interest. He has weaved together the knowledge of the period and created a mini world where Pitt inhabits. Relationships with all the major characters of the period are dealt with and brought together in this impressive refernce work. Pitt, as in the second volume does seem to flit in and out of the text too much and no real new information is brought to light. Why did he resign? What did he do during the Peace of 1801? Why did he respond as he did to the Addington administration in 1804? What was his real… Read more
Lord Liverpool: The Life and Political Career of R&hellip by Norman Gash
Gash has produced a scholarly work on the life of this much neglected political giant of the 19th Century. The book covers the complete life of Jenkinson and sheds much light on interesting issuse like his relationship with his father and political contemporaries like Pitt, Grenville, Canning and Castlereagh. A reassessment must be made of his importance after a careful study of Professor Gash's work. No other Prime Minister had so much experience before becoming First Minister and no other Minister had to deal with so many contrasting difficulties- War, Revolt, Religious Toleration, Starvation, Urbanisation and Royal intrigues! An excellent introduction to the period and a scholarly… Read more
Vier Letzte Lieder/12 Orcheste ~ Richard Strauss
Vier Letzte Lieder/12 Orcheste ~ Richard Strauss
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Schwarzkopf, Feb. 7 2004
The songs of Strauss are rich, melodic and passionate and no where else is there a better interpreter than the gifted Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. The detail and tenderness that are brought to the songs are a delight to listent to and the Four last songs are truly heavenly in this version. Szell allows the music to speak and never swamps Schwarzkopf. The addition of the other lesser known Strauss songs are a bonus rather than the early symphonic Death and Transfiguration and suit the mood better. Recording is a bit thin but nevertheless truly historic.