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William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner [Hardcover]

By William Hague (Author)
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Pages   608
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.11" Height: 1.37"
Weight:   1.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2008
Publisher   Harcourt
ISBN  0151012679  
EAN  9780151012671  

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From William Hague comes a major biography of abolitionist William Wilberforce, the man who fought for twenty years to abolish the Atlantic slave trade.

Wilberforce, born to a prosperous family, chose a life of public service and adherence to Evangelical values over the comfortable merchant existence that was laid out for him. Of a conservative bent, Wilberforce was actively hostile to radicals and revolutionaries, but championed one of the great liberal causes of all time—the abolition of slavery—and was an invaluable contributor to its ultimate success. When Parliament finally outlawed the slave trade in 1807, Wilberforce did not rest on his laurels but took part in the campaign for the abolition of slavery itself. He never held or desired a cabinet post, but became an expert in any subject he addressed as a member of Parliament. And although his convictions were informed by deep religious fervor, he never hesitated to change his mind upon reflection. Hague captures all of these nuances and complexities in this clear-eyed, humane, and moving biography.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! WILLIAM HAGUE has served in various capacities in the British government since 1989, including Leader of the Conservative Party. He is the shadow foreign secretary and senior member of the Shadow Cabinet, and the author of "William Pitt the Younger," He lives in Yorkshire, England.

William Hague was born in 1961.

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fascinating look at a different political era  Apr 15, 2010
We may think politics is a corrupt business today, but it can't compare to the 18th Century in Britain where the buying of parliamentary seats was open and notorious. The inner workings of government are laid bare by someone who knows the current system intimately and thus has a special sensitivity to an earlier generation of leaders. And of course Wilberforce's story is quite compelling on its own. A well-written and fascinating read.
Inspiring and Powerful  Nov 8, 2009
I have just finished this large, 500 page biography of William Wilberforce. William hague, the author, is an MP in the British Houses of Parliament and former leader of the Conservative Party. He represents Yorkshire (as did William Wilberforce) and this is Hague's second major work. His first was a biography of William Pitt the Younger, friend and contemporary of Wilberforce as well as Englands youngest Prime Minister. His first book was excellent and this is equally good. Of course, if you have seen the film Amazing Grace then you may feel you need not read the biography - wrong! Hague shows the depth of faith which Wilberforce had - the struggles of spear heading the abolition movement and the intense humility of the man, as well as his integrity.

Hague truly unpacks Wilberforce - in a very thorough manner and this book is well worth the journey and time. Hague is turning into an accomplished historian / biographer - I wonder who he will tackle next!!
Liberating  Jul 2, 2009
This joyful account of perhaps the greatest unknown/forgotten liberator of man refreshes hope in the political process. Further, it underscores how personal character in private life does indeed influence public behaviour.

By turns sympathetic and critical, Mr. Hague's biography is ever candid and never partisan. Well-researched and well-written, this book is an inspiration to those who thirst for politicians to answer the high call to serve both God and country. The descriptive details of Wilberforce's physical, intellectual and spiritual being breathe life into a biography rife with facts, figures and towering characters.

The humble dignity and serene disposition of the great man towards the end of his life - despite the loss of family, friends and fortune - are a testament to his faith and a clarion call to live freely in providential grace.
A must read if you are a fan of William Wilberforce  Sep 23, 2008
The first biography that I ever read about William Wilberforce was by John Piper in his Swans are Not Silent series titled "The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce". Prior to reading that book I had never even heard about William Wilberforce. I was very intrigued to read more about this man. I then went and bought Wilberforce's book on a Practical View of Christianity edited by Kevin Belmont and started to read some of it. Some time passed after this and when I heard that the movie about Wilberforce was coming out I thought that I would look at some of the other biographies on him. I have read biography's by Kevin Belmont, Eric Metaxas, Sir Reginald Coupland, Garth Lean, and the book titled "Saints in Politics: The Clapham Sect and the growth of Freedom" by Earnest Marshall Howse. Each biography is like looking through a different window into the world of Wilberforce and his life and I have found them very interesting reading and very revealing into the man and his character and the historical settings and Christian history of the time. I have also been able to download the 5 volume biography by his sons and have only skimmed some of it thus far. My goal is to tackle it at some point as well.

I am about half way through this biography by Hauge on Willberforce. I am presently reading along with Haugue's biography, John Pollock's and will then tackle Robin Furneaux's. I believe one thing that stands out in Hauge's biography is a very good understanding and telling of the historical goings on of the time better than any of the other biographys that I have read thus far. Hauge does not assume that you know a lot about the history and the issues facing the British parliament at that time which I greatly appreciate. Maybe Furneaux's will give this as well but if you want a good picture of the historical settings and the happenings in parliament then this is the one to read. I also appreciate how Hauge shows the clear picture of Wilberforce's evangelical, Calvinistic Reformed faith in the God of the Bible and his faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of his sins. He also shows his wrestling's in his desire to walk with God in faith and obedience. He also shows his desire to tell others about his faith and his understanding that faith in Jesus Christ was the true answer to the problems which are the same for today. He shows Wilberforce's true belief in a Sovereign God and His providence regarding the historical facts during that time and how they affected his life which are no different for today.

This book is well written with very up to date language and it has been a very good read thus far. It is well researched and the bibliography is massive. I don't know how long it took him to put it all together but it is clear it took some time. It is clear that he did not just read Wilberforce's sons biography to put this together. The quotations are many and detailed. Hauge's own experience in Parliament is clear and his comparisons from then to today are very enlightening. His breakdown of Wilberforce's speech to parliament is so revealing and reveals how brilliant a speech it was. The book is worth reading just for that information alone. Also his careful handlings of opinions on why Wilberforce made certain decisions then are very balanced. I highly recommend reading this biography. I also have purchased his biography on Pitt and look forward to reading it as well. Buy it and read it, you won't be disappointed.
Fascinating  Sep 5, 2008
I was surprised by how interesting and enjoyable this book was - I was concerned that over 500 pages devoted to the life of a long-dead Evangelical English parliamentarian would be very dry. However, Hague does a fine job both capturing Wilberforce's life as well as providing the proper context of late 18th century / early 19th century England.

I think the reason it appealed to me in particular was that it filled in a number of gaps in my knowledge of the time. I was familiar with the military side of the Napoleonic wars (and have read all the Hornblower and Aubrey/Maturin books) as well as the American perspective on the American Revolution and the War of 1812. This book gave an excellent perspective of the debates and policies of the British government during those tumultuous years and how the country reacted to the major domestic and international developments.

Definitely worth a read.

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