I must confess that I knew very little about this politico. The author has a lucid and bold writing style and engagingly draws the reader into the world of Edmund Burke who featured prominently in the politics of eighteenth century Europe. If only modern day politicians possessed EB's intellect, integrity and statesmanship. The book goes at a fast clip and that's what I enjoyed. It brings the subject to life as a brilliant orator and campaigner and one can only imagine what a fine dinner guest EB must have been.