About this book
Benjamin Disraeli is one of the most fascinating men of the 19th century. A superb politician, orator, writer and wit, he was an extraordinarily gifted parliamentarian of the time, who rose to become prime minister (twice), despite prevailing anti-Semitic attitudes. Yet Disraeli had never actually intended to be a politician, and here Douglas Hurd examines this paradox at the centre of Disreali's life, bringing together his personal and political stories to result in a definitive account of Disraeli's exceptional life.
A reappraisal of the life of the most celebrated and colourful 19th-century politician
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