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The uncollected Michael Foot : essays 1945-2000

Author: Michael Foot; Brian Brivati
Publisher: London : Politico's, 2001.
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A collection of essays by former Labour Party leader Michael Foot, published to coincide with his 90th birthday in July 2003.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Foot; Brian Brivati
ISBN: 190230196X 9781902301969
OCLC Number: 59549269
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Politics, poetry and passion, Brian Brivati. Part 1 A better way: a better way to abolish the weapons; Gorbachev; Churchill versus the H-Bomb. Part 2 The women take over: Sally's broomstick; Our honeymoon; Janet Kidd; Emmeline Pankhurst; Brigid Brophy; Indira Gandhi; Ruth Khama; Peggy Ashcroft; Rebecca West. Part 3 The collaborators: Gore Vidal's Montaigne; Edmund Wilson's Jean-Jacques; Conor Cruise O'Brien's Edmund Burke; C. L. R. James's Michelet; Robert Woof's William Wordsworth; Our Heine; Stanley Jones's Hazlitt; Jonathan Bate's Hazlitt; Richard Holmes's Coleridge. Part 4 An Irish interlude: Celtic nationalism; The year of liberty; The Fenian chief; Daniel O'Connell; Isaac Butt; James Larkin; Tim Healy; Oscar Wilde; Irish guns against Irishmen; James Joyce; Oliver St John Gogarty; A real democrat. Part 5 Labour and the nation: Robert Owen; William Morris; The Webbs; North Cornwall 1939; Never again; Labour's war; Ideals and raw deals; Harold Laski; The Stalin myth; The trouble with Victor; George Lansbury; Aneurin Bevan; Ernest Bevin; Tom Driberg; Richard Crossman; Jack Jones; Denis Healey; John Smith. Part 6 Voices for freedom: Charles James Fox; Citizen Paine; Amartya Sen; Salman Rushdie; Comrades all; Ian Gilmour; Martin Gilbert's Churchill; Nigel Nicolson; Bob Boothby; Beaverbrook's seductions; My Egyptian hero; Willy Brandt; Noel Malcolm; A special Hyde Park victory. Part 7 The poetry of places: Venice; Hampstead for all; Wales to the world; Dubrovnik; A new statue for Trafalgar Square
Responsibility: Michael Foot ; selected and edited by Brian Brivati.


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