The Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes
|Author:||Richard Davenport Hines|
From the bestselling author of 'An English Affair', a dazzlingly original thematic biography which throws fresh light on the greatest economist of the twentieth century.
Praise for 'An English Affair' 'A wonderful evocation of the period; a Rolls-Royce ride, with that hugely enjoyable sense of a writer being op top of his material and perfectly attuned to his subject' David Kynaston, author of 'Austerity Britain' 'An outstandingly evocative portrait of a hinge moment in our recent history, as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes' Dominic Sandbrook, 'Sunday Times' 'Fascinating ... a meticulous and witty portrait of a society built on the shaky foundations of snobbery, suspicion, hypocrisy and sexual anxiety' Craig Brown, 'Mail on Sunday' 'Mesmerising. Brilliantly researched, irresistibly readable, fiercely polemical... No book about the British past this year will cast a fiercer light on the British present' Boyd Tonkin, 'Independent' 'One of the best books I have read on postwar Britain ... a masterpiece of historical reconstruction' Richard Weight, 'History Today'
Richard Davenport-Hines won the Wolfson Prize for History for his first book, 'Dudley Docker'. He is an adviser to the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' and has also written biographies of W.H. Auden and Marcel Proust. His most recent book, 'An English Affair' was published in 2013. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, he reviews for the 'Guardian', 'Spectator' and 'Literary Review'.