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Michael Foot: A Life (Text Only)

by Kenneth O. Morgan
     
 

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The authorised – but not uncritical – life of one of the great parliamentarians and orators of our times, the former Labour Party leader, who was also an eminent man of letters.Michael Foot was a controversial and charismatic figure in British public life, political and literary, for over sixty years.Emerging from a famous west-country Liberal dynasty, he

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The authorised – but not uncritical – life of one of the great parliamentarians and orators of our times, the former Labour Party leader, who was also an eminent man of letters.Michael Foot was a controversial and charismatic figure in British public life, political and literary, for over sixty years.Emerging from a famous west-country Liberal dynasty, he rose as a crusading left-wing journalist in the late 1930s: ‘The Guilty Men’ (his book on the pre-war appeasers of Nazi Germany) is one of the great radical tracts of British history. He was the voice of libertarian socialism in parliament, an international socialist and government minister, and was Labour leader for two-and-a-half years between 1980 and 1983.His political friendships with people like Beaverbrook, Cripps, Aneurin Bevan and Barbara Castle were passionate and profound, but he also had a remarkable and quite different career as a man of letters, with Dean Swift, Tom Paine, Hazlitt, Byron, Wordsworth, Heine, Wells and Silone amongst his heroes. Foot’s two-volume life of Aneurin Bevan is a triumph of political biography.Kenneth Morgan's biography does full justice to both the public and the private side of Michael Foot – no more tellingly than his descriptions of Foot's long and happy marriage to the filmmaker, feminist and writer Jill Craigie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007369812
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
985 KB

Meet the Author

Kenneth Morgan is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Honorary fellow of Queen’s and Oriel Colleges, fellow of the British Academy and, since 2000, a Labour peer. He is the author of twenty-five books, including biographies of Keir Hardie, Lloyd George, Lord Addison and Lord Callaghan. His Oxford Illustrated History of Britain has sold over 700,000 copies.

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