Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered Audiobook (Unabridged)

Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered (Unabridged), by Russell Kirk
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In this, the liveliest and most accessible one-volume life of Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk has ingeniously combined the public and the private man into a living whole. He lucidly unfolds Burke's philosophy and offers a fresh assessment of Burke, a statesman enjoying even greater influence today than in his own time. Kirk defines four great struggles in the life of Burke: his work for conciliation with the American colonies; his involvement in cutting down the domestic power of George III; his prosecution of Warren Hastings, the Governor-General of India; and his resistance to Jacobinism, the French Revolution's "armed doctrine." In each of these great phases of his public life, Burke fought with passionate eloquence and relentless logic for his ideals of justice, ideals that continue to appeal today. Download and start listening now!

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Though you may know Russell Kirk from the popular titles The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot, Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered and The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky, Kirk is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction, History and Classics authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 3 audiobooks from Kirk, with the latest Classics title being: The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot. Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered was added to our catalog in 2005, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot is the most popular and bestselling from Kirk. Enjoy over 30 hours of listening from Kirk, among the 3 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Russell Kirk. For more choices and information on Russell Kirk, please visit their author page: Russell Kirk.