George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour

George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour

by John Shepherd
     
 

In this major new biography, John Shepherd draws on an impressive range of research in Britain, Australia, and the USA to reconstruct the life of George Lansbury, a charismatic Labour pioneer, and to estimate his importance in British politics.
As Labour leader, Lansbury was known universally as a committed socialist an implacable opponent of capitalism and

Overview

In this major new biography, John Shepherd draws on an impressive range of research in Britain, Australia, and the USA to reconstruct the life of George Lansbury, a charismatic Labour pioneer, and to estimate his importance in British politics.
As Labour leader, Lansbury was known universally as a committed socialist an implacable opponent of capitalism and imperialism. He never sought personal wealth, travelled everywhere by public transport and made his home in impoverished East London. His final years were spent in a tireless international peace crusade to prevent world war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199273645
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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