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Published: 27 October 2016

688 Pages


ISBN: 9780198717232

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The Golden Talking-Shop

The Oxford Union Debates Empire, World War, Revolution, and Women

Edward Pearce

  • The story of Britain - and the world - in the first half of the twentieth century, as seen from the perspective of the debaters of the Oxford Union, the world's most famous debating society
  • Tells the story through the debates: sometimes shocking, sometimes wittily amusing, and often both simultaneously
  • Includes some of the most influential British voices of the twentieth century, from Winston Churchill to Archbishop William Temple, Edward Heath to Tony Benn
  • Vividly captures the flavour, the atmosphere, and the ideas of an age now passing from living memory