WorldCat Identities

Straw, Jack

Works: 8 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 344 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DA591.S773, 941.085092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jack Straw
Most widely held works by Jack Straw
Aspects of law reform : an insider's perspective by Jack Straw( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last man standing : memoirs of a political survivor by Jack Straw( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a small boy in Epping Forest, Jack Straw could never have imagined that one day he would become Britain's Lord Chancellor. As one of five children of divorced parents, he was bright enough to get a scholarship to a direct-grant school, but spent his holidays as a plumbers' mate for his uncles to bring in some much-needed extra income. Yet he spent 13 years and 11 days in government, including long and influential spells as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. This is the story of how he got there. His memoirs offer a unique insight into the complex, sometimes self-serving but always fascinating world of British politics and reveals the toll that high office takes, but, more importantly, the enormous satisfaction and extraordinary privilege of serving both your constituents and your country. Straw's has been a very public life, but he reveals the private face, too and offers readers a vivid and authoritative insight into the Blair/Brown era and, indeed, the last forty years of British politics
Bringing Rights Home : Labour's Plans to Incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights into UK Law( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is in line with the evidence of recent polls showing considerable public support for measures protecting rights.--SCAD summary
The Human Rights Act : Ten Years On by Jack Straw( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bringing rights home : Labour's plans to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights into U.K. law by Jack Straw( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Going straight : after crime and punishment by Angela Devlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Going Straight was the flagship publication for the launch of Unlock, the National Association of Ex-Offenders in 1999 and comprises interviews with people who have 'succeeded' after being in prison, often having had what is often described as 'a criminal career'. All royalties are paid to Unlock. The book looks at a range of criminals who have changed their way of life. They include famous, notorious, creative and ordinary people who were prepared to talk about the turning point in their lives (some people don't, of course) - the events which caused them to leave crime behind. The central part of the book comprises interviews with people whose experiences have been raw, demanding and sometimes 'close to the edge'. Their candid explanations about how they rebuilt their lives - often full or remorse for their victims and determined to repay something to their communities - are challenging, illuminating and a cause for some optimism
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Audience level: 0.74 (from 0.32 for Going stra ... to 0.96 for The Human ...)

Going straight : after crime and punishment
Alternative Names
Ioannes Straw

Jack Straw britischer Politiker der Labour-Party

Jack Straw British politician

Jack Straw britisk politikar

Jack Straw britisk politiker

Jack Straw britský politik

Jack Straw brittisk politiker

Jack Straw politicien britannique

Jack Straw politico britannico

Jack Straw politicus

Jack Straw polityk brytyjski

John Whitaker Straw

Straw, Jack 1946-

Straw, Jack (John Whitacker Jack), 1946-

Straw John Whitaker 1946-....

Whitaker Straw, John 1946-

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English (19)