Labour Forces: From Ernie Bevin to Gordon Brown (Hardback)
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Labour Forces: From Ernie Bevin to Gordon Brown (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 23/08/2002
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This volume presents biographies, written by academics and journalists, of the leading figures in the history of the Labour Party since World War II. The biographies assess the personalities and political careers of key figures who reached the senior ranks in Labour politics but never became party leaders. There are studies of: charismatic left-wingers such as Nye Bevan and Tony Benn; pillars of the movement such as Ernie Bevin; senior and highly successful ministers like Denis Healey and Roy Jenkins; leading intellectuals and writers like Anthony Crosland and Michael Foot; and, arguably, the most important woman in Labour history - Barbara Castle. The biographies are set against a background of turbulent Labour history from the landslide victory of 1945 and the years of Labour achievement under Atlee, through the Wilson years - now beginning to enjoy some rehabilitation - via the "unelectability" and near-eclipse of the later 1970s and 1980s, to the triumph of new Labour in 1997. The book focuses on the impact of each individual on Labour's fortunes, their successes and failures, their legacy and place in the history of the Labour movement and of modern Britain.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781860647437
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm

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