Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry

Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry

by Owen Bennett

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Overview

Michael Gove is one of the most recognisable faces in British politics – and one of the most divisive. Whether it’s taking on the education ‘blob’, acting as a frontman for the Brexit campaign or orchestrating one of the bloodiest political assassinations in the history of British politics, Gove is a man who makes things happen.

But it was almost so different, and his story, from being born into care to standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party, could have come straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel.

A charming man to his friends, and a cold-blooded zealot to his enemies, Gove provokes a reaction from everyone, be it loyalty, anger, respect or fury. Love him or hate him, it’s impossible to deny Gove’s impact on the UK over the past ten years, and, with Brexit still up in the air, he will continue to play a key role in the future of the country.

Political journalist Owen Bennett’s groundbreaking biography takes in original research as well as interviews with current and former Cabinet ministers, ex-colleagues from the BBC and The Times, and numerous other key players in Gove’s life story. Lively and insightful in equal measure, Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry reveals what turned the adopted son of an Aberdeen fishing family into one of the key political figures of the decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785901089
Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/25/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 992,781
File size: 597 KB

About the Author

Owen Bennett is a political journalist working in Westminster. After starting out in local newspapers, he joined the Daily Express, becoming its online political reporter. He then led the political coverage for the Mirror online, and was Deputy Political Editor of HuffPost UK. He is currently Head of Politics at CityAM. Owen is a regular contributor to the BBC and Sky News and has also written for the Telegraph, Spectator and New Statesman.

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