Statesman, political thinker, orator and ardent campaigner, Edmund Burke was one of the greatest minds of the eighteenth century. His ideas and principles were expressed in the great debates over liberty, the rights of man and the American and French Revolutions, and are among the most important in modern history.
Statesman, political thinker, orator and ardent campaigner, Edmund Burke was one of the greatest minds of the eighteenth century. His ideas and principles were expressed in the great debates over liberty, the rights of man and the American and French Revolutions, and are among the most important in modern history. Conor Cruise O'Brien's magisterial book is a rich and fascinating biography of an extraordinary man.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
"A book by the greatest living Irishman on the greatest Irishman who ever lived." - Paul Johnson, "Independent" "A brilliant work of narrative sweep and analytic depth. Conor Cruise O'Brien on Edmund Burke is a literary gift to political thought." - John Patrick Diggins, "New York Times Book Review"
About Conor Cruise O'Brien
Connor Cruise O'Brien was born in 1917. A writer and diplomat, he was the United Nations special representative in the Congo in 1961. To Katanga and Back (1962), a book drawing on these experiences, is a classic in modern African history. In 1965 O'Brien took a Chair at New York University. He has been pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin since 1973, and was Editor in Chief of the Observer between 1978 and 1981. One of the most outspoken opponents of the IRA, O'Brien has written a number of treatises against the dangers of the myths of Irish republicanism and, in 1996, he was elected to the Northern Ireland negotiating forum as a member of the new UK Unionist Party. Among his many publications are Parnell and his Party (1957), Writers and Politics (1965), States of Ireland (1972), and The Siege (1986). He published his autobiography, Memoir: My Life and Themes, in 1998.
Edmund Burke by Conor Cruise O'Brien
Conor Cruise O'Brien
Used - Very Good
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.