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A Century of Premiers : Salisbury to Blair - D. Leonard

A Century of Premiers

Salisbury to Blair

Hardcover Published: 7th December 2004
ISBN: 9780333918395
Number Of Pages: 391

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During the course of the twentieth century, nineteen men and one woman--from the Third Marquis of Salisbury to Tony Blair--have occupied the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In a series of biographical essays, Dick Leonard, a leading political journalist and former MP, recounts the circumstances that took them to the top of "the greasy pole," probes their personal and political strengths and weaknesses, assesses their performance in the top office and asks what lasting influence they have had.

Industry Reviews

'Dick Leonard's insightful, fair-minded and marvellously readable study of the twenty British prime ministers of the twentieth century fills a glaring gap in the literature on modern British history and politics. It will be a 'must' for sixth-form and University reading lists; and no one interested in the role of the individual in politics should be without it.' - Professor David Marquand, former Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, and Biographer of Ramsay MacDonald

'A very great achievement.' - David Owen

'Immensely informative, beautifully written...both instructive and entertaining.' - Roy Hattersley

'An excellent book, ' - Michael Heseltine

'A brilliantly balanced, and lasting, view.' - Clive Bradley, former Chief Executive of the Publishers Association

'Leonard has produced a reliable work, which will prove particularly useful to students of British History. We can only hope that he finds the time to finish the next two volumes as quickly as possible.' - Humanities - Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte

Marquis of Salisbury
Arthur Balfour
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
H.H Asquith
David Lloyd George
Andrew Bonar Law
Stanley Baldwin
James Ramsay MacDonald
Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Clement Attlee
Anthony Eden
Harold Macmillan
Alec Douglas-Home
Harold Wilson
Edward Heath
James Callaghan
Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Tony Blair
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ISBN: 9780333918395
ISBN-10: 0333918398
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 7th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1