A History Of The British Labour Party

A History Of The British Labour Party

by Andrew Thorpe
     
 

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Thorpe's book is widely seen as the best single-volume study of the whole of the Labour party's history. Now thoroughly updated in the light of ongoing historiographical debates, this third edition brings the story up to the present with new and revised chapters on the development of "New Labour" and the legacy of the Blair government.See more details below

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Thorpe's book is widely seen as the best single-volume study of the whole of the Labour party's history. Now thoroughly updated in the light of ongoing historiographical debates, this third edition brings the story up to the present with new and revised chapters on the development of "New Labour" and the legacy of the Blair government.

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Choice
Intelligent and highly readable...The narrative covers all the major topics with a richness that belies its brevity.
Booknews
The first edition appeared in 1997, just before the triumphant of the Labour Party, and Thorpe (history, U. of Exeter) here adds a new chapter describing New Labour, makes some revisions in the introduction and conclusion, and updates the appendices and bibliography. Although histories of the party abound, he says, each reflects a particular point in time, and he wants his own time reflected as well. He begins in 1900 with the formation of the Labour Representation Committee and its election of two candidates to Parliament. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230500112
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
British Studies
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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