Each entry has been written to the same formula and contains:
* brief biographical information outlining career history and significant dates and events
* a brief summary of the significance and peculiarities of a particular prime minister followed by a more descriptive and interpretative account of his or her political life and impact on British politics
* references and further reading.
The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers addresses many of the key themes to understanding the role and impact of particular prime ministers such as: the political context; party management and reform; intra-party intellectual debate; and where relevant the evolution of the office of prime minister.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 39 mm
-"Reference Books Bulletin, 2/12/99
"This scholarly resource would be an excellent addition to any historical, biographical, or political science reference collection in large public and academic libraries."
"This entertaining and enlightening title is highly recommended for all academic libraries."
"This book works both as a work of reference and as a collection of free-standing essays. As well as providing basic information, each entry contains a cogent discussion of the most recent historical scholarship. It will be a valuable addition to the shelves of serious commentators and scholars in the field."
-Ben Pimlott, Birkbeck College, University of London
"Concise and accessible. ...a useful reference for both scholars and interested general readers.."
-"American Reference Book Annual, 2000