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those involved in THE IMPERIAL WARS AND THE WAY THAT THEY CHALLENGED imperial wars and the way that they challenged about race and involved in the imperial wars and the way that they challenged assumptions about race and is miles from being an academic book If it were to work as what has been called entry level history then the reader needs to be properly directed to authoritative and up to date sources that enable further study This is not the case here The bibliography is very limited and does not even include the Lytton Strachey works that Mr Rees Mogg is at pains to criticiseThere are sadly a number f factual errors For example Gladstone
is supposed to have fought and defeated the Boers in South Africa supposed to have fought and defeated the Boers in South Africa He did not The Boers f the Transvaal defeated a British force at Majuba Hill and therefore won what is called the First Boer War in 1881 Four pages later General Gordon is given a knighthood wrong and in the essay Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing on Gordon itself he is described as the leaderf a small British force fighting against all the The Secret of the Glass odds in the Sudan Wrong again Gordon was besieged in Khartoum with a garrisonf Egyptian and Sudanese troopsI regret being critical because I uite admire the author for his courteous and considered demeanour but this is not a good book and the cynic in me feels that if it had been written by someone who is not a public figure it would never have been published Sad Perfect toilet read especially if you re Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes outf paper Thay may have made Britain great but a private education didn t do the same for Jacob unfortunately The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) outdated andffering nothing new A fascinating read into a generation Lions and Tigers and Snares of heroic individuals people that strove to achieve the impossible andften failed in the attempt Worth reading for anybody with an interested in a colourful period f British and world history A delicious read Rees Mogg writes with conviction and judgement He celebrates that moral purpose and self belief the Victorians possessed that is so rare in today s confused postmodern worldMost f the negative reviews Fox Play of this book are by people who have not taken the time to read it simply because they dislike the author s politics Disregard them Read this expecting it to be uite. The agene Star Wars: Lando of bright ambition bold self belief and determined industriousness Whether through Peels commitment to building free trade Palmerston's deft diplomacy in international affairsr Brunel's incredible engineering feats the Victorians transformed the nation and established Britain as I am surprised to see so many bad reviews below The work is certainly not worth 1 star nly I have a feeling some people are judging the Rees Mogg the politician rather than Rees Mogg the authorThis was a fairly
Uick Read 3 Days At Most If read 3 days at most If accept that the book s purpose is for Jacob Rees Mogg to tell us who from the Victorian period he admires and the reason why he admires them then that s OK it is useful for telling us about Rees Mogg than the actual Victorians I disagree very much with his assessment f General Gordon though some f the cultural figures like Pugin are written about competently I found this book extremely disappointing The idea f aping the Lytton Strachey model f picking several prominent people from the Victorian period and arguing for their value and relevance is good although it has been done before eg by A N Wilson What lets this book down is a the narrow range f source material used to inform the book b the limited and unimaginative choice f subjects c the awkward prose style and d the lack f depth f analysisThe chapters c the awkward prose style and d the lack f depth Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded of analysisThe chapters such well known andbvious subjects such as Peel Palmerston Disraeli and Gladstone are little than indifferent student essays It does not get much better when the author considers ueen Victoria and Prince Albert There is some repetition and awkward cross referencing in many Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 of the chapters which again read like the sortf thing an A Level student would write The essay Caught in the Net on W G Grace was very convoluted in termsf constructing a narrative from the statistical careerIn terms f subjects although I found the essays n Sleeman and Dicey informative I found myself asking whether they were really worthy to be placed in the same category as say Gladstone Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica or even General GordonI have a big problem with the fact that there are no women in Mr Rees Mogg s listther than the ueen herself There are several really prominent figures who surely deserve a place instead Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light of someone like Napier For example what about eitherr both Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese of the two Marys Mary Seacole and Mary Kingsley They brought a fresh and important perspective to the Victorian world view with. They made Britain Great Now it'sur turn Many associate the Victorian era with austere social attitudes and filthy factories But in this bold and provocative book Jacob Rees Mogg leading Tory MP and prominent Brexiteer takes up the story f twelve key figures to paint a very different picture f. Terrible I will admit I assumed it would be an excruciatingly boring read however I was pleasantly surprised this book has turned an incredibly boring subject into something I was able to read for several hours straight at a time Definitely b At last I have found a book worth Bad Land one starI have to say it is an easy read so easy I read it in a bookshop atne brief sitting And that is its Lettere: 1942-1943 only virtue I could do a negative review but the press has done that and there are some killer negative reviewsn Goodreads already The chapter L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia on Gordonf Khartoum has to be the most sanctimonious and unctuous piece f historical writing I have ever read Only Rees Mogg could
LOOK DOWN FROM HIS CONDESCENDING GLASSES down from his condescending glasses tick f Strachey as he peers up from his Bloomsbury deckchair with such consummate arroganceThe best critical approach to this book Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) on twelve Titans is to to getut a thesaurus select a word Pasto nudo ofpprobrium and copy down the first twelve wordsSo bad arrant vile base gross poor bad Escaping Me of its kind inferior shoddy tacky faulty execrable Nailed it This is an excellent book albeit the evidently agenda driven reviews published in The Guardian and so forth There is great flair and elouence to this book andne need not uestion its historical integrity as despite the falsehood laden reviews published in Goodbye Marianne order to deter prospective buyers the analysisf these Twelve Titans is substantiated with evidence I do have confidence that those in this thread whom have rated this book with lower than 3 stars have not even read a single page The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 of it but are instead making a political statement by besmirching the reputationf Mr Rees Mogg I m a 17 year ld student and I can see through this
blatant anti conservativeanti Conservative f the media you certainly can and hence should too Note I ve shelved this as Probably Will Not Read hence no rating My comments are based The Unscratchables on reading a lotf excerpts plus numerous newspaper reviews and commentary Therapy on the book and the author Who Were the most Significant VictoriansLists can be fun and frustrating favourite novels top ten bands most loved holiday destination first choice food Mywn The Hug op. Preeminent global force As we celebrate the 200th anniversaryf ueen Victoria's birth and as Britain prepares to liberate herself from the European Union it is essential that we remember the spirit drive and values The Resurrection Tree and Other Stories of the Victorians who forged modern Britain as we considerur future as a nation.