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Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc

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Publisher: TAN Books
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
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Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc is an essential read for any enthusiast of twentieth-century literature. Acclaimed biographer Joseph Pearce chronicles the life and work of one of the most compelling and important figures in British intellectual life, drawing on recently discovered and previously unpublished letters and photographs to provide a vivid, full-bodied portrait of Hilaire Belloc’s singular character.

Peeling back the layers of mystery shrouding Belloc, this captivating biography brings into focus both his often controversial public persona and the inner struggles that revealed themselves in his private writings. From his complicated relationships with Gilbert Chesterton and Evelyn Waugh to his long courtship with Elodie Hogan, readers will gain insight into Belloc’s turbulent early life that informed his later works.

Updated with a new introduction by Dale Alhquist, Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc provides an illuminating look at this inspirational figure whose passion can still be felt nearly a century later. From the avid economist to the esteemed poet, it’s time to get reacquainted with Europe’s foremost writer-thinker through these thoughtful pages. Trust Old Thunder to bring its subject alive like never before.

Joseph Pearce:

Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer, and as of 2014 Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is known for a number of literary biographies, many of Catholic figures. Formerly aligned with the National Front, a white nationalist political party, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1989, repudiated his earlier views, and now writes from a Catholic perspective. He is a co-editor of the St. Austin Review and editor-in-chief of Sapientia Press. He also teaches Shakespearian literature for Homeschool Connections, an online Catholic curriculum provider.