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  • Published: 6 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141937502
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Political Animal



With his trademark incisiveness and bite, Paxman dissects politicians past and present

Jeremy Paxman knows every maneouvre a politician will make to avoid answering a difficult question, but here he seeks an answer to just one: What makes politicians tick?

Embarking on a journey in which he encounters movers and shakers past and present, he discovers:

. that Prime Ministers have often lost a parent in childhood

. why Trollope is the politician's novelist of choice

. that Lloyd George once hunted Jack the Ripper

. how an Admiral's speech in parliament helped win WWII

Where do politicians come from? How do they get elected? What do they do all day? And why do they seek power? All these questions and many more are addressed in Paxman's thrilling dissection of that strange and elusive breed - the political animal.

  • Published: 6 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141937502
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman is the author of the bestselling book THE ENGLISH. He is a regular radio and TV presenter, most notably for Newsnight. Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman initially worked together on this book when they were both reporters for Panorama.

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