By Richard Holmes
Bestselling army historian Richard Holmes gives you an expertly written and exhilarating biography of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and Britain's most interesting soldier. Charting Churchill’s upward push to favour to steer his kingdom to glory, cementing its place as an important participant at the eu degree and saviour of the Holy Roman Empire, Holmes paints a portrait of a guy who mixed ardour, avarice and duplicity in his own existence with tenacity and utter brilliance at the battlefield.
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He not only speaks diﬀerently, he is just diﬀerent... Alone I go now, my disciples! * Thus I will it. Go away from me and guard yourselves against Zarathustra! And better still: be ashamed of him! Perhaps he has deceived you. The man of understanding must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends. One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath? You revere me: but what if your reverence should some day collapse?
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NOTE ON THE TEXT AND TRANSLATION The text on which this translation is based is the standard German edition, Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist, prepared by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari (KSA 6: 255–374). Where possible I have retained Nietzsche’s idiosyncratic punctuation, which the Colli–Montinari edition restores after previous editors discreetly standardized it. Instances of Nietzsche’s double emphasis have been rendered in bold type. I am grateful to my colleague Fritz Gregor Herrmann, with whom I discussed parts of the ﬁnal draft of the translation, and to Graham Parkes for permission to reprint substantial excerpts from his Oxford World’s Classics translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Marlborough: Britain’s Greatest General by Richard Holmes