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The political animal : an anatomy, Jeremy Paxman

Label
The political animal : an anatomy
Title
The political animal
Title remainder
an anatomy
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Paxman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite its flaws, democracy is the least bad form of government we can imagine. In this book, Jeremy Paxman sets out to explore the strange world of politics, and gives the reader a witty, unsparing, but essentially sympathetic portrait of modern politicians along the way.
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StDuBDS
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1950-
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Paxman, Jeremy
Dewey number
324.220941
Index
index present
LC call number
JN231
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • Public opinion
  • Great Britain
  • Politics and Government
Summary expansion
Jeremy Paxman knows every maneouvre a politician will make to avoid answering a difficult question, but in The Political Animal he seeks an answer to just one: What makes politicians tick? Embarking on a journey in which he encounters movers and shakers past and present, he discovers: that Prime Ministers have often lost a parent in childhood why Trollope is the politician's novelist of choice that Lloyd George once hunted Jack the Ripper how an Admiral's speech in parliament helped win WWII Where do politicians come from? How do they get elected? What do they do all day? And why do they seek power? All these questions and many more are addressed in Paxman's thrilling dissection of that strange and elusive breed - the political animal. 'Lively, persuasive, excellent. Boisterous and funny, provocative and punchily written... an intelligent romp' Matthew Parris, Spectator 'Entertaining, informative, incisive and insightful' Andrew Rawnsley Observer 'One of the best primers on the vicissitudes of political life I have read Christopher Silvester, Sunday Times Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include Empire, On Royalty, The English and The Political Animal. He lives in Oxfordshire
Label
The political animal : an anatomy, Jeremy Paxman
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-325) and index
Control code
BDZ0005490352
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 340 p.
Isbn
9780140288476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The political animal : an anatomy, Jeremy Paxman
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-325) and index
Control code
BDZ0005490352
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 340 p.
Isbn
9780140288476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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