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Frock-coated Communist

The Revolutionary Life Of Friedrich Engels

Frock-coated Communist - Hunt, Tristram - ISBN: 9780141021409
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Beschrijving

Friedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the nineteenth century. Born to a prosperous mercantile family in west Germany, he spent his career working in the Manchester cotton industry, riding to the Cheshire hounds, and enjoying the comfortable, middle-class life of a Victorian gentleman. Yet Engels was also the co-founder of international communism the philosophy which in the 20th century came to control one third of the human race. He was the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, a ruthless party tactician, and the man who sacrificed his best years so Karl Marx could write Das Kapital. Tristram Hunt relishes the diversity and exuberance of Engels's era: how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with this uncompromising political philosophy.

Details

Titel: Frock-coated Communist
auteur: Hunt, Tristram
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 464
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
NUR: Biografieën
Afmetingen: 198 x 129 x 21
Gewicht: 344 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780141021409
Intern nummer: 13748933

Biografie (woord)

Tristram Hunt is one of Britain's best-known historians. Since 2010 he has been MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, and in October 2013 was made Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He is a senior lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London, and has written numerous series for radio and television. His previous books include Building Jerusalem and The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels, published in more than a dozen languages.

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