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This review is from: Salisbury: Victorian Titan (Phoenix Press) (Paperback)
Salisbury by Andrew Roberts is a masterful work on a giant of the Victorian political scene. It is an in-depth, but not intimidating work which is easy to read and has good pace. It deals with one of the longest serving British Prime Ministers who won three large election victories, introduced a number of reforms and extended the British Empire but always looked on the negative side of events and believed that change was to be avoided at all costs until absolutely necessary. This biography tries to explain how Salisbury dealt with being a politician with this inherrent negativity at a time of great social and political change. All in all a very good book which is not as politically biased as some of Anderew Roberts' other works.