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by Simon HEFFER

eBook Like the Roman: the life of Enoch Powell ePub
Author: Simon HEFFER
Language: English
ISBN: 0297842862
ISBN13: 978-0297842866
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st Edition edition (1998)
Pages: 969
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 573
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ePub file: 1285 kb
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Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell is a 1998 book by the English writer Simon Heffer. It is a biography of the politician Enoch Powell

Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell is a 1998 book by the English writer Simon Heffer. It is a biography of the politician Enoch Powell. The title is taken from Powell's 1968 Rivers of Blood speech when Powell quoted Virgil's Aeneid: "As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood".

He is also the author of six books, including his biographies of Enoch Powell (Like the Roman) and Vaughan Williams, both being reissued in Faber Finds. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1.

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There have been many biographies of Enoch Powell - this will be the 7th or the 8t. The book will cover all aspects of Powell's life : his Midlands childhood, his teaching by . Housman, his appointment at the age of 25 as professor of Greek at the University of Adelaide, his writing of poetry, his love for an aristocratic Irish woman, his resignation from Macmillans cabinet, the Rivers of Blood speech, and his spiritual Godfathering of Margaret Thatcher. Simon Heffer.

The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 75. You have never expressed any decided political opinions, and indeed . Memorandum on Indian Policy (16 May 1946), from Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), pp. 104-105. You have never expressed any decided political opinions, and indeed I do not know if or how far you assent to the proposition that almost unlimited sacrifices of individual life and happiness are worth while to preserve the unique structure of power of which the keystone (the only conceivable and indispensable keystone) is the English Crown. We describe a Monarch by designating the territory of which he is Monarch.

Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell (Paperback). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Simon Heffer (author). In future, anyone who want to study Enoch Powell will start here'. Bruce Anderson, Spectator First published in 1998, this biography has been out of print for a number of years. Demand for it however remains constant and Faber Finds is happy to meet that demand.

Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell is a 1998 book by the English writer Simon Heffer. The title is taken from Powell's 1968 Rivers of Blood speech when Powell quoted Virgil's Aeneid: As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood. But for all its length, it is never tedious.

Ian Aitken on Simon Heffer's lucid and majestic tribute to the controversial genius of Enoch Powell

Ian Aitken on Simon Heffer's lucid and majestic tribute to the controversial genius of Enoch Powell. Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell. Simon Heffer

Written with full access to all Powell's public and private papers, this biography details Powell's Midlands childhood, his appointment at the age of 25 as Professor of Greek at the University of Adelaide, his writing of poetry, his love for an Irish woman and his Rivers of Blood speech.
Scoreboard Bleeding
It has been said of Simon Heffer's tome—no, bludgeon: it's approximately one thousand pages—on John Enoch Powell that it's a long slog and incredibly detailed for an authorized and authoritative biographical work. I cannot disagree that it may be a bit intimidating at first glance, but I (somehow) managed to finish this in four sittings over the course of two weeks. Heffer's narrative genius contributed mightily to easing the turning, then flipping, ultimately flying through each page, as he took an eminently engrossing man and ensured that, by the end of the work, he was seen as an endearingly flawed but undeniably brilliant subject. (And brilliant Powell was—he was one of the finest classics scholars of the twentieth century in addition to his noteworthy exploits during the Second World War and his tempestuous career in parliamentary politics.) Also worthy of commendation is the first-rate index, which eased trackbacks; the pictures of Powell, his family, and his many associates too deserve attention and praise.

Frankly, I'd pack this and the Knox translation of the Holy Bible for a transatlantic flight or exile to an uninhabited island. If this isn't Mr. Heffer's magnus opus, I truly cannot imagine what could top it.
Munimand
Powell was an interesting man and much more than the right-wing doctrinaire that I for one always thought. This book does a good job in showing that. The book is especially successful in its early stages when it discusses Powell's military and early parliamentary career. Unfortunately, it then gets lost in the thickets of the author's research. Every speech, every parliamentary intervention, every newspaper article is reported in detail. The book, in fact, is nearly 1,000 pages long. Had it been 500 pages long, it might have been a notable biography.
Nekora
Upon finally finishing this biography, I can only state that it is one of the more well-researched and thorough works in this genre that I have ever come across, and that if I should ever be compelled to read this again it will be under duress. Not due to any shortcomings on the author's part: He apparently had the consent and cooperation of Powell himself. However, the sheer level of recording the minute aspects of Powell's life, both private and public, is almost mind-numbing at times. I can quite literally state that I have never encountered such a full biography in my life. However, it is fascinating reading, as Powell was such a divisive man in English politics during his lifetime. The account of the "Rivers of Blood" speech and its fallout are especially riveting, as this is the definitive moment when most Britons began to see Powell as an politician or demagogue of the extreme Right stripe. If you can find it, and if you can afford it, this is THE account to have of Enoch Powell's life.
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