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Well written, informative but above all thought-provoking.
on 29 May 1999
I bought this book having watched the BBC documentary of Mosley's life. A fiend recommended the book and it's definitely one of the most interesting books I've ever picked up. Skidelsky writes with supreme skill and sensitivity, but there is one impression you get throughout the book. It is written with impartiality, and not once can you perceive any political leaning from the author. From Mosley's attachment to the Labour and Liberal Parties through to the formation of the British Union of Fascists, Skidelsky portrays a man with immense political skill, imagination and enthusiasm. Skidelsky will force you to reconsider your views and opinions on Britain in the 1920's, 30's and beyond and especially the events leading up to the the Second World War. If you are interested in Mosley, right-wing politics, nineteenth century history or just biographical writing, this book should be seriously considered