Lively biography of the important politician who became Prime
Minister in 1783 at the age of 24, and dominated for the next 19
years. Written by the youngest-ever leader of the Tory Party. The
hardback edition sold over 27,000 copies. "Hague deserves an
accolade... he has written a serious, detailed and thoughtful study
of one of Britain's greatest prime ministers"
'A shrewd political biography and a sensitive portrait of one of our most enigmatic heroes.' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'One of the most enjoyable biographies for years!if you buy only one political biography this year, make it the one.' John Major 'A first-class work of history; informative, well written and captivating.' The Times 'What makes the book such an engrossing and stimulating read is the author's passion for and understanding of politics.' Sunday Times 'A weighty and scholarly biography!the empathy, indeed the identification of subject with author, is remarkable. Hague deserves an accolade!he has written a serious, detailed and thoughtful study of one of Britain's greatest prime ministers.' Shirley Williams, Guardian 'Truly fine!The need for a distinguished, readable, single-volume work has long been recognised. William Hague has now triumphantly filled this gap.' Scotsman 'Narrated with a finely attuned sense of the politically dramatic.' Andrew Roberts, Evening Standard 'A reliable and readable account of an unusual politician and a tragic life.' Spectator 'A fascinating account.' Christopher Foyle, Mail on Sunday
William Hague has served as Secretary of State, Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Secretary of State for Wales and Minister for Disabled People. He has been MP for Richmond, Yorkshire, since 1989, and he lives in his constituency with his wife, Ffion. His biography of William Pitt the Younger was named History Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. He is also the author of 'William Wilberforce', the acclaimed biography of the anti-slave trade campaigner.