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Good Beginning and Ending, Stodgy Middle,
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This review is from: Disraeli: or, The Two Lives (Kindle Edition)
To enjoy the whole book you need to be very interested in the minutiae of political manoeuvring. The beginning of the book where the authors analyse the Disraeli myth and origins of the Primrose League is absorbing, as is the ending where there is an analysis of Disraeli's character. The problem for me with the bulk of the book is that it presents a rather plodding account of his political career which fails to generate any sense of the drama of events or to bring the protagonist to life, and therefore does not fully engage the reader, though it does illustrate that most politicians then were as unprincipled, power hungry and self-seeking as they are now.