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Leader lost : a biography of Hugh Gaitskell

Author: Geoffrey McDermott
Publisher: Princeton : Vertex Book, [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This brisk narrative is about one of England's greatest Labour party leaders - Hugh Gaitskell, a man who has been compared to President Kennedy. like Kennedy Gaitskell was a relentless modernizer with a new style, a man who preferred to live his political life dangerously. He was a champion of justice, an idealist who spoke out on the human condition whenever it cried for improvement. Although born into and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDermott, Geoffrey, 1912-
Leader lost.
Princeton, Vertex Book [1971]
(OCoLC)560254127
Named Person: Hugh Gaitskell; Hugh Gaitskell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey McDermott
ISBN: 0877690375 9780877690375
OCLC Number: 146039
Description: vii, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Power --
The First Forty Years --
Understanding the Labour Movement --
Great Leap Forward --
Butskellism --
The Year of the New Leaders --
The Suez Aberration --
The Start of Modernisation --
Another lost Election --
Fighting Back --
Annus Mirabilis --
The Last Enemy --
The Loss.
Responsibility: By Geoffrey McDermott.

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"This brisk narrative is about one of England's greatest Labour party leaders - Hugh Gaitskell, a man who has been compared to President Kennedy. like Kennedy Gaitskell was a relentless modernizer with a new style, a man who preferred to live his political life dangerously. He was a champion of justice, an idealist who spoke out on the human condition whenever it cried for improvement. Although born into and educated in the upper class, Gaitskell give steadfast support to causes of the commoners."--Book Jacket.

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