RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 662578215 LA English T1 The crisis of theory : E.P. Thompson, the New Left and postwar British politics A1 Hamilton, Scott,, PB Manchester University Press PP Manchester YR 2011 SN 9780719084355 0719084350 AB "This book tells the story of the political and intellectual adventures of EP Thompson, one of Britain's foremost twentieth-century thinkers. Drawing on extrodinary new unpublished documents, Scott Hamilton shows that all of Thompson's work, from his acclaimed histories to his voluminous political writings to his littel-noticed poetry, was inspired by the same passionate and idiosyncratic vision of the world. In a narrative that moves from the battlefields of Spian and Italy to the coal towns of Yorkshire to the bloody chaos of Emergency India, Hamilton present Thompson as a man determined to fin an alternative, in though and in actio, to the ideolofies of Stalinism and right-wing 'Natopolotanism' that together dominated the postwar world ... This book will appeal to scholars and general readers with an interest in left-wing politics and theory, British societym twentith-century history, modernist poetry and the philosophy of history"--P  of jacket.