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From Plymouth to Parliament

£9.99

Product description

"Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the British House of Commons, has been a fascinating subject for most of the twentieth century. Recognized for her efforts on behalf of women, remembered for her witty exchanges with Winston Churchill, and criticized for Fascist leanings, she was also a campaigner par excellence - winning seven consecutive elections over twenty-five years. Offering insights from a rhetorical perspective, From Plymouth to Parliament is the first in-depth exploration of Astor's initial parliamentary campaign in 1919. Karen J. Musolf reveals how Astor surmounted obstacles in creating an acceptable persona, gathering women voters, confronting opponents, chastising hecklers, and coping with an unruly press - no small feats for an American divorcée who married into the prominent Astor family. Musolf draws upon primary sources from the Astor archives and focuses on the dynamic interplay of voices heard throughout the campaign."

Hardback in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.A few minor scratches and dents in the dust jacket. Printed in 1999.

Item details

Author(s):
Musolf, Karen J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.8 x 14.7 x 2.4cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0312213646
ISBN-13:
0312213646
Number of pages:
244

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"Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the British House of Commons, has been a fascinating subject for most of the twentieth century. Recognized for her efforts on behalf of women, remembered for her witty exchanges with Winston Churchill, and criticized for Fascist leanings, she was also a campaigner par excellence - winning seven consecutive elections over twenty-five years. Offering insights from a rhetorical perspective, From Plymouth to Parliament is the first in-depth exploration of Astor's initial parliamentary campaign in 1919. Karen J. Musolf reveals how Astor surmounted obstacles in creating an acceptable persona, gathering women voters, confronting opponents, chastising hecklers, and coping with an unruly press - no small feats for an American divorcée who married into the prominent Astor family. Musolf draws upon primary sources from the Astor archives and focuses on the dynamic interplay of voices heard throughout the campaign."

Hardback in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.A few minor scratches and dents in the dust jacket. Printed in 1999.

Author(s):
Musolf, Karen J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.8 x 14.7 x 2.4cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0312213646
ISBN-13:
0312213646
Number of pages:
244

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