The Strange Death of Liberal England Paperback – Mar 1 1997
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This is a classic account, first published in 1935, of the dramatic upheaval and political change that overwhelmed England in the period 1910-1914. Few books of history retain their relevance and vitality after more than sixty years. The Strange Death of Liberal England is one of the most important books of the English past, a prime example that history can be abiding literature. As a portrait of England enmeshed in the turbulence of new movements, which often led to violence against the pieties of Liberal England—until it was overwhelmed by the greatest violence of all, World War I—this extraordinary book has continued to exert a powerful influence on the way historians have observed early twentieth-century England.
Top Customer Reviews
It's a complicated history but Dangerfield tells it well. His writing is clear and often humorous, and he has a good sense of story. He never weighs you down with detail, but you never feel you've missed anything important. Some 65 years after it was written, this is as readable as ever. If you have any interest in modern English history, you must read this book.
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Excellent insight into a complex and fascinating period in British politics just before World War One. Reads like novel. Highly recommended.Published 15 months ago by Tom Slee
While the book makes highly entertaining reading, it is dangerous in its glibness. Dangerfieldï¿½s account is often referred to as a fundamental source for the... Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2001
Whoever you are and whatever you do you can find soemthing to take away from this book. Essential for an understanding of politics in a democracy, and better because it gives... Read morePublished on June 5 2001 by jeff slowmo