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Macaulay

The Tragedy of Power

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HARDCOVER

$53.00 • £42.95 • €47.50

ISBN 9780674036246

Publication Date: 12/15/2009

Short

624 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Heir
  • Star
  • Legislator
  • Sinister Prophet
  • Statesman
  • Empire Builder
  • The Last Ancient Historian
  • The Lion
  • Baron Macaulay of Rothley
  • Procrastinator
  • Praeceptor Gentis Anglorum
  • A Broken Heart
  • Envoi: Immortal
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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