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An appetite for power : a history of the Conservative Party since 1830

Author: John Ramsden
Publisher: Hammersmith, London : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Appetite for Power covers the entire history of the Conservative Party, from its formation as an identifiable political entity in 1714 up to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ramsden
ISBN: 0002556863 9780002556866
OCLC Number: 50666265
Description: xii, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
List of Cartoons --
Acknowledgements --
1 Introduction: The Conservative Party and Conservative History (starting p. 1) --
2 Origins: Tories into Conservatives (starting p. 13) --
3 Peel's Conservative Party, 1832-46 (starting p. 50) --
4 Wilderness Years, 1846-68 (starting p. 77) --
5 Disraeli's Indian Summer, 1868-76 (starting p. 101) --
6 Salisbury and Unionism: 1876-86 (starting p. 130) --
7 The First Summit: The Hotel Cecil, 1886-1900 (starting p. 162) --
8 Drifting, 1900-1914 (starting p. 190) --
9 Clambering Back, 1914-22 (starting p. 222) --
10 The Second Summit: Baldwin's Party, 1922-29 (starting p. 247) --
11 The Centre Holds, 1929-39 (starting p. 271) --
12 War and Aftermath, 1939-47 (starting p. 292) --
13 'Post-War', 1947-57 (starting p. 325) --
14 The Third Summit: Macmillan's Party, 1957-65 (starting p. 353) --
15 Conservatives for a Change, 1965-74 (starting p. 385) --
16 Thatcherism: The Way Up, 1974-87 (starting p. 417) --
17 Thatcherism: The Way Down, 1987-97 (starting p. 449) --
18 Ghosts and Portents (starting p. 486) --
App. 1: Sources (starting p. 501) --
App. 2 Officeholders in the party since 1830 (starting p. 511) --
App. 3 Conservative and Coalition Governments since 1834 (starting p. 518) --
App. 4 Conferences of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (starting p. 521) --
App. 5 Glossary of Organizations and Principal Personalities (starting p. 525) --
App. 6 The Conservative Party's Electoral Performance (starting p. 540) --
Index (starting p. 543).
Other Titles: History of the Conservative Party since 1830
Responsibility: John Ramsden.

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