Political Leaders & Leadership
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- Add to BasketBrown At 10
- Paperback - Biteback
Gordon Brown's three years at No. 10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing Street. This book tells for the first time the full story of the astonishing end of Brown's tenure, and with it the demise of the New Labour project.
- Add to BasketBroonland: The Last Days Of Gordon Brown
- Paperback - Verso
In a scathing indictment of New Labour, MSP Christopher Harvie takes us on a tour of Britain over the last decade. He describes a growing disparity between rich and poor, how a deregulated, casino economy veered wildly out of control, and how Britain's public utilities and industries were sold off to the highest bidder.
- Add to BasketThe Path To Devolution And Change: A Political History Of Scotland Under Margaret Thatcher
- Hardback - Tauris Academic Studies
This is the first comprehensive examination of Margaret Thatcher's impact on Scotland.
- Paperback - Oneworld
Gordon Brown was the longest serving and most successful Chancellor in over 100 years. However, his ambition always stretched beyond the economic, and in 2007 he succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister. This book examines his leadership, addressing many of the key issues which have arisen during his tenure.
- Add to BasketWe In Scotland: Thatcherism In A Cold Climate
- Hardback - Birlinn
Love her or hate her, there is no escaping the impact Margaret Thatcher had on post-war Scottish politics. The 1980s are indelibly marked as the Thatcher decade, and although her first visit to Scotland just days after becoming Conservative leader in 1975 was a success, her relationship with Scots quickly turned sour. This book discusses this topic.
- Add to BasketAbraham Lincoln And Robert Burns: Connected Lives And Legends
- Hardback - Southern Illinois University Press
This title examines the Lincoln-Burns connection. It reveals how famed Scots poet Robert Burns, and Scotland in general, influenced the life and thought of one of the most beloved and important US presidents and how the legends of the two men became intertwined after their deaths.
- Hardback - Birlinn
George Younger was a senior figure in Scottish and UK public life. Written with access to letters, political papers, diaries, and family members, this title reveals the man behind the public persona and offers insights into Thatcher's leadership, Conservative attitudes to Scottish devolution and the acquisition of NatWest by RBS.
- Add to BasketMenzies Campbell: My Autobiography
- Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
Menzies Campbell became leader of the Liberal Democrats in February 2006. He's led a fascinating life - Olympic athlete, lawyer, politician - and fought a successful battle with cancer. Here, for the first time, he tells his extraordinary story in his own words.
- Add to BasketBest For Britain?: The Politics And Legacy Of Gordon Brown
- Hardback - Oneworld
Gordon Brown was the longest serving and most successful Chancellor in over 100 years. However, his ambition always stretched beyond the economic. Simon Lee systematically examines Brown's politics over the last ten years of Labour power, and assesses his likely impact as the new Prime Minister.
- Add to BasketMaxton
- Paperback - Mainstream
James Maxton was Britain's most charismatic socialist politician of the inter-war period. He was the MP for Bridgeton from 1922 until his death in 1946. Gordon Brown's biography depicts one of the great periods in the history of the Labour movement.