An English Affair et plus d'un million d'autres livres sont disponibles pour le Kindle d'Amazon. En savoir plus


ou
Identifiez-vous pour activer la commande 1-Click.
ou
en essayant gratuitement Amazon Premium pendant 30 jours. Votre inscription aura lieu lors du passage de la commande. En savoir plus.
Amazon Rachète votre article
Recevez un chèque-cadeau de EUR 0,75
Amazon Rachète cet article
Plus de choix
Vous l'avez déjà ? Vendez votre exemplaire ici
Désolé, cet article n'est pas disponible en
Image non disponible pour la
couleur :
Image non disponible

 
Commencez à lire An English Affair sur votre Kindle en moins d'une minute.

Vous n'avez pas encore de Kindle ? Achetez-le ici ou téléchargez une application de lecture gratuite.

An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo [Anglais] [Broché]

Richard Davenport-Hines
4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
Prix : EUR 13,18 Livraison à EUR 0,01 En savoir plus.
  Tous les prix incluent la TVA
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Il ne reste plus que 12 exemplaire(s) en stock (d'autres exemplaires sont en cours d'acheminement).
Expédié et vendu par Amazon. Emballage cadeau disponible.
Voulez-vous le faire livrer le jeudi 31 juillet ? Choisissez la livraison en 1 jour ouvré sur votre bon de commande. En savoir plus.

Formats

Prix Amazon Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Format Kindle EUR 6,69  
Relié EUR 25,84  
Broché EUR 13,18  
Vendez cet article - Prix de rachat jusqu'à EUR 0,75
Vendez An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo contre un chèque-cadeau d'une valeur pouvant aller jusqu'à EUR 0,75, que vous pourrez ensuite utiliser sur tout le site Amazon.fr. Les valeurs de rachat peuvent varier (voir les critères d'éligibilité des produits). En savoir plus sur notre programme de reprise Amazon Rachète.

Offres spéciales et liens associés


Descriptions du produit

An English Affair Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, 'An English Affair' is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution. Full description

Détails sur le produit

  • Broché: 352 pages
  • Editeur : HarperPress (6 juin 2013)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0007435851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007435852
  • Dimensions du produit: 19,6 x 12,7 x 2,8 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: 134.813 en Livres anglais et étrangers (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres anglais et étrangers)
  •  Souhaitez-vous compléter ou améliorer les informations sur ce produit ? Ou faire modifier les images?


En savoir plus sur l'auteur

Découvrez des livres, informez-vous sur les écrivains, lisez des blogs d'auteurs et bien plus encore.

Dans ce livre (En savoir plus)
Parcourir et rechercher une autre édition de ce livre.
Parcourir les pages échantillon
Couverture | Copyright | Table des matières | Extrait | Index
Rechercher dans ce livre:

Commentaires en ligne 

5 étoiles
0
3 étoiles
0
2 étoiles
0
1 étoiles
0
4.0 étoiles sur 5
4.0 étoiles sur 5
Commentaires client les plus utiles
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Travail exceptionel sur la période 4 novembre 2013
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Je pensais tout savoir sur cette histoire. J'avais tort et pourtant je l'ai vécu de près comme jounaliste à la BBC.
Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ?
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 étoiles sur 5  24 commentaires
15 internautes sur 15 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 An English Affair 19 décembre 2012
Par S Riaz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Although I was born after 'The Profumo Affair' I have vague images of the characters involved and what happened, but knew very little detail. This wonderfully written book certainly filled any gaps in my knowledge, presenting a detailed and fascinating account of who was involved, what happened and painting a picture of an era when London was poised on the brink of change. Davenport-Hines (whose previous book Titanic Lives: Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew I enjoyed very much) divides this work into 'Cast' and 'Drama'. Indeed, the whole sorry affair reads something like a stage play, with a ruling class who felt they could do much as they liked, and a new group of men coming up behind them who did not subscribe to their unwritten public school ethos and revelled in making money.

Here, then, we are introduced to the people behind the names. John Profumo, the War Minister, who was married to film star Valerie Hobson. From the outside viewed as a golden couple, it was plain that Profumo had a roving eye from the earliest days of his marriage. Indeed, almost everyone we meet is affected by marital problems. From PM Harold Macmillan, whose wife Dorothy famously had a long running affair with Bob Boothby, to Bill Astor, who was on his third marriage by the time of the scandal which rocked London. The author cleverly unveils his cast, including osteopath Stephen Ward, whose list of rich and eminent patients included Churchill, Eden, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Paul Getty, to Yevgeny Ivanov, whom he was introduced to at the Garrick Club, the 'Good Time Girls' Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, the new generation of property developers such as Charles Clore and Perec Rachman, the 'Hacks' and the 'Spies'. He intertwines these cast of characters, showing how the morals of the day affected events. Indeed, the subtitle "Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo" is an excellent one - as we are taken on fascinating digressions, from newspaper articles (serious then, hilarious now!) on how women should go about achieving marriage to attitudes on women automatically giving up, sometimes excellent careers, for the often tedious 'trap' that marriage and motherhood could become. This scene setting is important - not until you read how a jury (all male) at the time saw the brutal murder of a young wife who 'belittled' him, can you truly understand the way women were viewed at this time.

Having brilliantly set his scene, the author then takes us through the actual 'Drama' of what happened, the scandal and the aftermath. Macmillan's secretary thought the 'Profumo Affair' did the PM more harm than anything in the whole of his administration. In a country which was heavily divided, where women were viewed as seducers and men unable to resist their charms, scandal broke. It is hard to overestimate how much the scandal affected everyone involved, as the press had a field day and people pored over the salicious details which greeted them every day in the newspapers. This is an excellent account of a time and a event which is still in the public consciousness. Who doesn't know the names of Profumo and Keeler and have some image of who, and what, they were? Well, this book may change your views, but I doubt you will find a better account of what happened anywhere. Thoroughly enjoyable, highly readable and well researched, this would make a fantastic book group read, with much to discuss and I recommend it highly. Lastly, I read the kindle version of this book and the illustrations were included.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fascinating 10 février 2013
Par Christopher L. Gilbert - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Davenport-Hines locates the Profumo affair against the background of a hypocritical old school establishment confronting the social and sexual revolution which began in the mid 1960s. The "scandal" was largely manufactured by the popular press. Its victims, Profumo, Ward, Keeler and Rice-Davis, were pawns in the bigger game between the press barons, aided and abetted now as then by unscrupulous journalists, and the Macmillan government. Macmillan behaved honourably, the Labour opposition less so. Strongly recommended..
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Highly Informative and relevant today. 2 octobre 2013
Par John L. Warden - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Very full of new (to me) facts. Paints a sorry picture of Scotland Yard and an even sorrier one of Harold Wilson and most of the English press. Confirms my view that the Profumo affair was much ado about nothing, and is a helpful reminder of the influence of the hard Left in British politics.
1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Inside the Profumo Affair 26 octobre 2013
Par Lewis D. Eckard - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This book provides an insight into the affair of many years ago, which is interesting in light of British attitudes of the time regarding such affairs.

The book is not easy reading, but if one is interested in British evnts, it provides good background.
1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Intricate, thorough, and Interesting 26 août 2013
Par Tina - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This book turned out to be much more than I expected. Much more involved, almost a lesson in anthropology, how society, and class values of the times can distort and affect power and governments. I found it fascinating. At times the language and style is overly verbose, a dictionary on hand is a good idea, and why I rated four instead of five stars. Despite this the detail, history and explanations of the furore by the press are page turners. Tabloid press I discovered is not a phenomenom of today, it goes back to the fifties, and was just as accountable for distortions in stories as now. If you can remember the Profumo Affair, even better, you will like this book, and learn that all you read at the time was not correct.
Ces commentaires ont-ils été utiles ?   Dites-le-nous
Rechercher des commentaires
Rechercher uniquement parmi les commentaires portant sur ce produit

Discussions entre clients

Le forum concernant ce produit
Discussion Réponses Message le plus récent
Pas de discussions pour l'instant

Posez des questions, partagez votre opinion, gagnez en compréhension
Démarrer une nouvelle discussion
Thème:
Première publication:
Aller s'identifier
 

Rechercher parmi les discussions des clients
Rechercher dans toutes les discussions Amazon
   


Rechercher des articles similaires par rubrique


Commentaires

Souhaitez-vous compléter ou améliorer les informations sur ce produit ? Ou faire modifier les images?