OLIVER CROMWELL by John Buchan

OLIVER CROMWELL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Reported in relation to the above biography, as the trade will want to know how to discriminate between them. My feeling, in reading both, is that this biography deserves a more popular sale, and that, from the viewpoint of public libraries, and the general reader wishing one biography for a private library, this is a definitive life, and one for a steady pull over a long period. The method is more directly biographical; the man himself stands out as a human being, through anecdotes, sidelights on his personality, sympathetic interpretation of the problems of his time and place in the scheme of things. Cromwell emerges as a product of a troubled era, and one senses the England and the Europe of his day, in clearer vision than through the Belloc biography.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1934
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin