Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Oxford University and the editor of the National Dictionary of Biography. His major works include The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Ornamentalism, Class in Britain and Mellon: An American Life. He is the general editor of two major series: The Penguin History of Britain and The Penguin History of Europe. At the Summit of the World? is his volume in the former series.
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