Title Wellington: Pillar Of State.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First U. S. Edition.
Publisher Harper & Row, New York: 1972.
006012671X / 9780060126711
Seller ID 68488X1
Wellington was in one sense a ready-made "Pillar of State" for the new Europe. During the first years after Waterloo he was ruler of occupied France in all but name. When he returned to his native land he was full of good resolutions to be a public servant rather than a Tory party politician. But the tragedies of Peterloo and the Cato Street Conspiracy, followed by the rowdyism of Queen Caroline's, trial, quickly alienated him from the parties of change and welded him to that of law and order. He spent the next twenty-five years discovering that repression is not enough. Includes an Index. "A book that is sparklingly alive, admirably coherent and compulsively readable." - The Economist
(Key Words: William IV, Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington, Waterloo, Elizabeth Longford, Queen Victoria, Biography, Mme de Stael, Lord John Russell, Sir Robert Peel, Henry Temple Palmerston, Napoleon, Princess de Lieven, William Lamb Melbourne, William Ewart Gladstone,George IV, John Wilson Croker, English History, George Canning, Catholic Emancipation, Corn Laws, Charles Arbutthnot, Mrs. Harriet Arbuthnot, Lord Robert Stewart Castlereagh, Alexander I).