A Modern Plutarch: Comparisons of the Most Influential by PDF

ISBN-10: 1468312499

ISBN-13: 9781468312492

Vignettes of the main influential figures in British and American heritage, put subsequent to each other to bare new likenesses and contrasts in character.

One of the main major and enduring texts to have survived from old Greece is Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, written by way of Plutarch within the first century advert. within the paintings, the guy often called the “Father of Biography” paired off the main impressive and influential figures of the classical global, putting their lives and legacies subsequent to one another, permitting the comparisons and juxtapositions to bare new truths approximately those well-known males. He in comparison Demosthenes with Cicero, Alexander the good with Julius Caesar; the outcome was once an highbrow masterpiece nonetheless mentioned through historians today.

In A glossy Plutarch, Robert Lloyd George applies this version of biography to the main influential statesmen and stateswomen of yankee and British historical past. Lloyd George compares figures corresponding to Edmund Burke, a prophet of recent conservatism, and Thomas Paine, a champion for the typical guy. He juxtaposes Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln, of the best wartime leaders of the previous 2 hundred years, and Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the 1st divisive, the latter well known. In doing so, he attracts parallels among their lives and philosophies, whereas revealing the qualities that made them unique.

The crucial primer on management and an inspiring account of remarkable lives, A Modern Plutarch breathes new existence into old biography and provides impressive perception into a number of the maximum minds of the trendy era.

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