Fifty Key Figures in Twentieth-Century British Politics
By (author) Keith Laybourn
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Fifty Key Figures in Twentieth-Century British Politics by Keith Laybourn
Book DescriptionThis guidebook provides a complete overview of the lives and influence of fifty major figures in modern British political history. Reflecting the changes within British society and politics over the past century, the entries chart the development of key contemporary issues such as women's rights, immigration and the emergence of New Labour. Figures covered include: * Winston Churchill * Tony Blair * Emmeline Pankhurst * David Lloyd George * Margaret Thatcher * John Maynard Keynes * Enoch Powell * Barbara Castle With cross-referenced entries and helpful suggestions for further reading, this book is an essential guide for all those with an interest in understanding the dominating issues of modern British politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415226769
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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