Roy Jenkins: A Retrospective Andrew Adonis

ISBN: 9780199274871

Published: November 18th 2004

Hardcover

372 pages


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Roy Jenkins: A Retrospective  by  Andrew Adonis

Roy Jenkins: A Retrospective by Andrew Adonis
November 18th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 372 pages | ISBN: 9780199274871 | 9.76 Mb

Roy Jenkins was a dominating figure in British politics across the four decades before his death in 2003, with an impact and legacy greater than many prime ministers of the period. His name is synonymous with the rise of the liberal society in theMoreRoy Jenkins was a dominating figure in British politics across the four decades before his death in 2003, with an impact and legacy greater than many prime ministers of the period. His name is synonymous with the rise of the liberal society in the 1960s and beyond, and with the development of progressive social democratic politics spanning the forty years between the death of his mentor Hugh Gaitskell and the premiership of his friend - and some would say protege - Tony Blair.

These essays, by friends and associates of Roy Jenkins from every phase of his life, chart his remarkable career with insight, anecdote and empathy. Each contributor writes from a close relationship with their subject, and with unique authority. They bring to life the 1960s Iron Chancellor- the model progressive Home Secretary under Wilson and Callaghan- the first (and only) British President of the European Commission- the pioneer of the Social Democratic Party and much of the reshaping of British politics in the 1980s and 1990s- the friend and mentor of Tony Blair- the Chancellor of Oxford University- and the acclaimed author and biographer, whose best-selling Churchill appeared more than fifty years afte



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