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The Resource Joseph Chamberlain : entrepreneur in politics, Peter T. Marsh

Joseph Chamberlain : entrepreneur in politics, Peter T. Marsh

Label
Joseph Chamberlain : entrepreneur in politics
Title
Joseph Chamberlain
Title remainder
entrepreneur in politics
Statement of responsibility
Peter T. Marsh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Joseph Chamberlain was the first industrialist to reach the highest sphere of British politics. Conspicuously successful as a young man in Birmingham's metal-manufacturing industry, he later tackled politics as business, venture by venture, innovative in organisation as well as product, alert to the importance of accounting and marketing. Aggressive and direct in both personality and principle, Chamberlain was loyal to enterprise rather than to party. He shattered Britain's two major political parties and never became prime minister, yet by the beginning of the twentieth century was by general consent 'the first minister of the British Empire'
  • The vast range of Chamberlain's life has defeated many previous biographers. After twelve years of exhaustive study in archives around the globe, Marsh has produced the first full, archivally-based, single-volume account. Skillfully dissecting the political career, he reveals Chamberlain's radically individual approach to most of Britain's problems between the Second Reform Act and the First World War. Marsh highlights too the distortions and discontinuities: the breach with Gladstone over Irish Home Rule, which drove Chamberlain from the left of the Liberal party into enduring alliance with the Conservative right; the scourge of the House of Lords who became its champion; the free trader who died a protectionist. And he explains the internationalism, the involvement in South Africa, Canada and the United States, and the sustained campaign to develop the British Empire's 'undeveloped estates'
  • Searching and judicious, the book evokes the contradictions in Chamberlain's personality and private life, the vigour, intensity and imperious self-confidence alongside the inner desolation and lifelong nervous strain. It makes compelling reading, presenting a life story which is one of the most absorbing in modern British politics
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsh, Peter T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chamberlain, Joseph
  • Chamberlain, Joseph
  • Chamberlain, Joseph
  • Chamberlain, Joseph
  • Chamberlain, Joseph
  • Statesmen
  • Industrialists
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Hommes d'État
  • Industriels
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • HISTORY
  • Industrialists
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
  • Politik
  • Großbritannien
Label
Joseph Chamberlain : entrepreneur in politics, Peter T. Marsh
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-711) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956712105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 725 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dsrhzx
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956712105
Label
Joseph Chamberlain : entrepreneur in politics, Peter T. Marsh
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-711) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956712105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 725 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dsrhzx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956712105

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