An accessible biography for A level History students that concentrates on the issues that come up time and time again in the AS and A2 exams.; Why historians differ -- an introduction to interpretations and historiography; A brief biography, including a timeline and an 'Understanding Disraeli' box; Issue 1: How did he become leader of the Conservative Party?; Issue 2: Was he an opportunist in imperial policy?; Issue 3: Was he a genuine social reformer?; Disraeli: an assessment; Further reading; Index
Mary Dicken is the former Head of History at the Perse School for Girls, Cambridge, and Principal Examiner for A2 History.Derrick Murphy, the Series Editor, is Deputy Principal, St Dominic's VIth Form College, Harrow, and a Principal Examiner for OCR.