Lord Acton (Paperback)

Author: Hill, Roland

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Publisher Yale University Press
Mfg Part# 9780300181272
SKU 224142879
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0300181272
Release Date 8/29/2011
"There is much in this marvelous book that enlightens, and much that amuses."
"Roland Hill does not sit in judgment on Acton. He is sympathetic, as a good biographer should be, but not sycophantic....Hill makes clear the main events and persons and ideas of his life."
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Annotation This biography of the esteemed British historian Lord Acton (born John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton) shows him as one who achieved great status--he held a chair in history at Cambridge and edited the CAMBRIDGE MODERN HISTORY--but who regretted not turning his prodigious research into finished books. Acton is the author of the famous quote: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0616
Publisher Yale University Press

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