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A question of leadership : from Gladstone to Blair.

Author: P F Clarke
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays on our political leaders, Peter Clarke looks at the questions of how individual leaders have shaped the history of our country. With new chapters on John Major and Tony  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P F Clarke
ISBN: 0140284036 9780140284034
OCLC Number: 41311520
Notes: Previous edition: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1991.
Description: 384 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Victorian values? Gladstone - the politics of moral populism; the authentic voice of conservatism - Lord salisbury; Joseph Chamberlain -the first modern politician; Asquith and Lloyd George - misalliances; the businesslike approach - Neville Chamberlain; Churchill - lost empires. Part 2 A new agenda: Keynes - academic scribbler or political dabbler? Part 3 Isms and wasms: the tutelary politics of Hugh Dalton; Attlee - the making of the post-war consensus; Macmillan - the lessons of the past; Bevan versus Gaitskell - splitting the difference; the decay of labourism and the demise of the SDP; Thatcherism - the remaking of the Conservative Party; Blair - moral populism reappropriated.

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