Chapter 1 - The Pursuit of Power Chapter 2 - An Entrepreneurial Heritage Chapter 3 - The Radical Politician Chapter 4 - Minister of the Crown Chapter 5 - The Making of an Imperialist Chapter 6 - Fluctuating Schemes Chapter 7 - In the Wilderness Chapter 8 - The Puritan Maid Chapter 9 - Power Deferred: the Liberal Interlude Chapter 10 - Power Gained: the Colonial Office Chapter 11 - Joe's War? Chapter 12 - Tariff Reform: the Final Struggle for Power Chapter 13 - Power Lost
Joseph Chamberlain was a dynamic orator, notable reformer and superb parliamentary tactician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This title argues that Chamberlain was driven primarily by a personal need for power and control - characteristics that went beyond political loyalties.
Travis L. Crosby is Professor Emeritus of History at Wheaton College, Massachusetts.
'This book makes compelling reading - it is extremely well-researched, clearly written and shows a fine mastery of the ins-and-outs of the period. It makes a significant addition to the historiography of nineteenth-century politics and is one of the best biographies of Chamberlain around.' - Denis Judd, Professor Emeritus, London Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor, New York University in London; 'This is probably the best shortish introduction to the subject now available.' - Sir David Cannadine, Litt.D., FBA, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London and Whitney J. Oates Senior Research Scholar, Council in the Humanities, Princeton University