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From Napoleon to the Second International: Essays on Nineteenth Century Europe (Penguin history) Paperback – 25 May 1995


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A. J. P. Taylor (1906-1990) was the most famous and controversial historian of the twentieth century. Author of over thirty books, the three peaks of his scholarship are the massive and authoritative The Struggle for Mastery in Europe: 1848-1918, the idiosyncratic English History: 1914-1945 and the revisionist Origins of the Second World War. But there was much else. The Trouble Makers: Dissent Over Foreign Policy (1792-1939) was his own personal favourite. The essay often saw A. J. P. Taylor at his best, it was a medium well-suited to his pithy, provocative, epigrammatic style. After his death the best of his essays were selected and reassembled by Chris Wrigley into three volumes: From Napoleon to the Second International, From the Boer War to the Cold War and British Prime Ministers. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Taylor's Essays are Timeless 2 Feb. 1999
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A.J.P. Taylor established himself as one of the foremost historians on 19th and 20th Century Europe before his death in 1990. This book is a collection of his book reviews and essays on 19th and early 20th century history, which appeared mostly in historical journals. This work is highly recommended for any fan of A.J.P. Taylor, or any student of 19th Century Europe.
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