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  • Author:
    Roy Jenkins
  • ISBN:
    0002110210
  • ISBN13:
    978-0002110211
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    HarperCollins; Revised edition (1978)
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    572 pages
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Start by marking Asquith - Portrait Of A Man And An Era as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Interesting book about an interesting guy who, as Prime Minister, tried to establish Irish self governance without provoking Unionists, took the UK into WW1, and lingered long enough to see the end of a Liberal era. He introduced the UK’s first modern social welfare programme and opposed extending the vote to women.

Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003. Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928. New York, Chilmark Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by on November 28, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

This book, planned in the autumn of 1959,. has taken a whole Parliament (and a long one) to complete. In the course of these five years I have accumulated many debts-of gratitude. The Biggest is to Lady Violet Bonham Carter, who has been consistently -helpful. Still more than for her help, however, I am grateful for her tolerance.

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Roy Jenkins First published in 1964, Asquith was one of the most crucial and controversial of modern Prime Ministers.

This full and deep portrait of a complicated man offers a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history, and is also a brilliant example of the biographer’s art. Read online. First published in 1964, Asquith was one of the most crucial and controversial of modern Prime Ministers.

Jenkins, Roy. Asquith: Portrait of a Man and an Era. 1964. Rev. ed. London: Collins, 1978. Levine, Naomi B. Politics, Religion and Love: the Story of . Asquith, Venetia Stanley and Edwin Montagu. New York: New York University Press, 1991. Susan Howatch's 1990 novel Scandalous Risks is a fictionalised version of the relationship between Venetia Stanley ("Venetia Flaxton") and H. Asquith ("Neville Aysgarth"), but set in the early 1960s. Bobbie Neate's 2012 work Conspiracy of Secrets claims, unsupported by evidence, that her stepfather was the illegitimate son.

Jenkins wrote numerous books, including biographies such as Asquith: Portrait of a Man and an Era (1964), Baldwin (1987) . A Life at the Centre: Memoirs of a Radical Reformer (1991) recounts Jenkins’s own political career.

Jenkins wrote numerous books, including biographies such as Asquith: Portrait of a Man and an Era (1964), Baldwin (1987), Gladstone (1995), and Churchill (2001), and political works such as Mr. Balfour’s Poodle: Peers vs. People (1954), The Labour Case (1959), and Afternoon on the Potomac?: A British View of America’s Changing Position in the World (1972).

Asquith; portrait of a man and an era Roy Jenkins Metin Parçacığı görünümü - 1964. Roy Jenkins was the author of many books, including "Churchill "and "Gladstone," which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Asquith Roy Jenkins Metin Parçacığı görünümü - 1978. Asquith Roy Jenkins Metin Parçacığı görünümü - 1986. Active in British politics for half a century, he entered the House of Commons in 1948 and subsequently served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he was also the President of the European Commission and Chancellor of Oxford University. In 1987 he took his seat in the House of Lords.

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AfinaS
Roy Jenkins was an excellent biographer. However, having read several of his biographies I found that his life experiences in politics helped make his later works much more insightful. 'Asquith' was written in the early 1960s before Jenkins' political career had largely begun. This makes the biography much more of a historian's work rather than an assessment of the exercise of power by one who knows what power is.
Tolrajas
Probably rather out of date now. Jenkins is an elegant stylist. Some episodes lightly treated: the 1916 Rebellion in Ireland; the decision to go to war in 1914. I got the impression Jenkins ran out of steam in the latter stages of the book. Still,overall, I would recommend it.
Antuiserum
In this well written biography Roy Jenkins shows Asquith to be a master of presentation and argument (he was a lawyer) while lacking much interest in the issues.

He (Asquith) seemed to be almost unaware of the industrial challenges facing Great Britian from Germany and the U.S.A. and it took Churchill to get above the political squabbling and say (about Germany), "She is organized not only for war, but for peace. We are organized for nothing except party politics.... I say thrust a big slice of Bismarkism over the whole underside of our industrial system, and await the consequences whatever they may be with a good conscience."

This wasn't for Asquith. He was a gentleman paternalist who joined forces with the labour wing of his Liberal party (Lloyd George) to pass the 1909 budget founding the socialist Welfare State. Asquith and Lloyd George typically celebrated with dinner at the Savoy while British industry entered a further half century of decline, strikes and competitive failure.
Light out of Fildon
This book was the best book I read in 1969, a year in which I read 50 books, 15 fiction and 35 non-fiction. Asquith was born in Yorkshire on Sept 12, 1852, and the account of his life up to 1916 could not be better done. He of course fell on personal bad time after he ceased being Prime mInister when Lloyd George replaced him, and the rest of his life is dismal. He died Feb. 15, 1928. This is a great book, one I have treasured in my memory in all the years since I read it.
Uaoteowi
Very well researched and written. For anyone interested in the period, a good read.