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Campbell, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 221 publications in 4 languages and 5,406 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Redactor, Publishing director
Classifications: D743, B
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Most widely held works by John Campbell
The Experience of World War II by John Campbell( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II was the most destructive and all-encompassing war the world has known. Fought by a total of 57 belligerent nations, it exacted a high toll in human life and civilization--killing millions and razing entire cities. It also served as a catalyst for many of the social and political upheavals that characterized the second half of the twentieth century. The Experience of World War II offers an absorbing account of this war, beginning with the early aggressions of Germany and Japan and continuing through to the post-war Nuremberg Trials. Written by a team of 16 scholars, the book not only charts the development of the war but provides a penetrating analysis of its political, military, and social dimensions. Among the early causes of the war, for instance, was Japan's reaction against Western industrialism and democracy and its renewed faith in the military (with its Samurai tradition). The writing throughout is lively, but especially that chronicling the drama of military events: the German Blitzkreig; the bombing of Pearl Harbor; battles on sea as well as land. The human effects of the war are also documented, with coverage of the soldier's life, the grim reality of life in the prisoner-of-war camp, and the situation on the home front. As is shown, technology played a large part in World War II, from the use of gas to exterminate large numbers of unwanted prisoners to the use of radio to speed communications on the battlefield. Finally, in the aftermath of the war, the atrocities that came to light defined a new category of war crime--the crime against humanity--under which people were tried at Nuremberg."--Publisher's description
Lloyd George : the goat in the wilderness, 1922-1931 by John Campbell( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM PC (17 January 1863 ? 26 March 1945), was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led a Wartime Coalition Government between 1916 and 1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926 to 1931."--Wikipedia
The Iron Lady : Margaret Thatcher, from grocer's daughter to prime minister by John Campbell( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Britain's former Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power. -- Provided by publisher
Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Margaret Thatcher unexpectedly emerged to challenge Edward Heath for the Conservative leadership in 1975, the public knew her only as an archetypal Home Counties Tory Lady, more famous for her hats than for any outstanding talent: she had a rich businessman husband, sent her children to the most expensive private schools, owned houses in Kent and Chelsea, and sat in Parliament representing Finchley. As education Secretary she had made the headlines by cutting the provision of free school milk; but she had voiced no criticism of the policies which led to Heath's defeat. No one for a moment imagined that she would be Heath's successor, nor that she would become one of the most dominant Prime Ministers of the century. Yet almost overnight she reinvented herself. Journalists who set out to discover where she came from were amazed to find that she had grown up above a grocer's shop in Grantham. Within weeks of her becoming Tory leader, an entirely new image was in place, based around the now famous corner shop beside the Great North Road; the strict Methodist upbringing; and her father, the stern but saintly Alderman Roberts who taught her the 'Victorian values' - thrift, temperance, self-reliance, patriotism, and duty--which were the foundations of her future career. It is all true, so far as it goes; yet it is not the whole truth. Following her escape from Grantham to wartime Oxford, through her brief experience as a research chemist in Essex and her first political campaigns as a young Tory candidate in the safe Labour seat of Dartford in 1950 and 1951, to her marriage to Dennis Thatcher, her struggles as a young mother in the 1950s to win a seat in Parliament and her first steps as a junior minister in the early 1960s, he portrays an ambitious and determined woman ruthlessly distancing herself from her roots - until the moment in 1975 when they suddenly became a political asset
Edward Heath : a biography by John Campbell( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.E. Smith, First Earl of Birkenhead by John Campbell( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aneurin Bevan and the mirage of British socialism by John Campbell( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nye Bevan and the mirage of British socialism by John Campbell( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Jenkins by John Campbell( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of national life and politics. First, as a radical Home Secretary in the 1960s he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender. Attacked by conservatives as the godfather of the permissive society, he was a pioneering champion of gay rights, racial equality and feminism. He also reformed the police and criminal trials and introduced the independent police complaints commission. Second, he was an early and consistent advocate of European unity who played a decisive role in achieving British membership first of the Common Market and then of the European Union. From 1977 to 1980 he served as the first (and so far only) British president of the European Commission. Public opinion today is swinging against Europe; but for the past forty years participation in Europe was seen by all parties as an unquestioned benefit, and no-one had more influence than Jenkins in that historic redirection of British policy. Third, in 1981, when both the Conservative and Labour parties had moved sharply to the right and left respectively he founded the centrist Social Democratic Party (SDP) which failed in its immediate ambition of breaking the mould of British politics - largely because the Falklands war transformed Mrs Thatcher's popularity - but merged with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats and paved the way for Tony Blair's creation of New Labour. In a time of recession since 2008 his vision of a tolerant, liberal, multicultural and more egalitarian society is currently in retreat; but his 1998 report proposing a scheme of proportional representation still offers the best blueprint for the reform of the voting system which must eventually come. On top of all this, Jenkins was a compulsive writer whose twenty-three books included best-selling biographies of Asquith, Gladstone and Churchill. As Chancellor of Oxford University he was the embodiment of the liberal establishment with a genius for friendship who knew and cultivated everyone who mattered in the overlapping worlds of politics, literature, diplomacy and academia; he also had many close women friends and enjoyed an unconventional private life. His biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life
If love were all-- : the story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George by John Campbell( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1911 David Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, hired a young schoolteacher called Frances Stevenson to tutor his daughter in the summer holidays." "He was forty-eight, and married with four children. She was twenty-two and had recently graduated with a degree in classics. She was highly intelligent as well as very attractive, and Lloyd George soon began to employ her as his secretary. At the beginning of 1913 they became lovers, on terms spelt out by Lloyd George with ruthless clarity: he would not leave his wife for her, nor would he risk his career. She was to become his private secretary, run his office and share his life as fully as his family and the need to avoid a scandal would allow. Their secret relationship was to last for thirty years until his wife's death finally allowed Lloyd George to marry her in 1943, less than two years before his own death." "John Campbell's compelling new book is the first detailed study of this extraordinary relationship - one that was known about by everyone in politics but never revealed in the press - and of the strains that it placed on both parties. Frances longed to come out of the shadows and, even more, to have a child. In 1929 she finally gave birth to a daughter. But who was the father? Lloyd George thought he was; but he may not have been, since Frances was simultaneously conducting a passionate affair with another man." "Combining sex, romance, family feuds and high politics, If Love Were All ... tells a remarkable tale. John Campbell has based his account on letters, diaries and a vast range of material, published and unpublished."--Jacket
Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award in 2003
Pistols at dawn : two hundred years of political rivalry, from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown by John Campbell( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Jenkins, a biography by John Campbell( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nye Bevan : a biography by John Campbell( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher : grocer's daughter to iron lady by John Campbell( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher - used as the basis for the film IThe Iron Lady/I - we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power. This is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary woman; John Campbell portrays an ambitious and determined woman who may have begun her career in office almost timidly but who became increasingly remote and arrogant after the Falklands, eventually losing the trust of her colleagues
La Seconde Guerre mondiale : L'embrasement du monde( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text book of treatment : (alphabetically arranged) by William Calwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Campbell, J.

Campbell, John P.

John Campbell Britischer politischer Schriftsteller und Biograph, Jahrgang 1947

John Campbell Brits schrijver

John Campbell Écrivain et biographe politique britannique, né en 1947

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The Iron Lady : Margaret Thatcher, from grocer's daughter to prime ministerMargaret ThatcherIf love were all-- : the story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd GeorgeMargaret ThatcherPistols at dawn : two hundred years of political rivalry, from Pitt and Fox to Blair and BrownRoy Jenkins, a biographyNye Bevan : a biographyMargaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher : grocer's daughter to iron lady