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Examining the life of a prominent political journalist, this definitive biography explores the impact of William Cobbett?s career and legacy on English society. Showing how Cobbett was more than just a journalist, this study reveals often ignored aspects of Cobbett?s life and personal philosophy, especially his actions to restore the life and culture of English rural life. The better known aspects of his long career including his time in the British Army, his advocacy for Parliamentary reform, his imprisonment for treason, and his eventual Parliamentary seat after the passing of the 1832 Reform Act are also documented. In total, this compelling and succinct account discusses the many achievements, consistent bravery, and humble demeanor of a passionate and principled historical figure.
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G. K. Chesterton was a journalist, a poet, a playwright, and the author of more than 80 books, including Heretics, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Was Thursday, and Orthodoxy. He wrote more than 4,000 articles in 125 different periodicals, on topics ranging from travel and economics to politics, religion, and philosophy. Stewart Weaver is a professor of British history at the University of Rochester and the author of Fallen Giants and The Hammonds: A Marriage in History. He lives in Rochester, New York. James Bemis is an editorial board member, a weekly columnist, and a film critic for California Political Review. He lives in Simi Valley, California.