"Excellent and provocative new history" -- John Campbell Mail on Sunday "An admirable model of how political history should be written" Times Literary Supplement "Overall the book is... spliced with incisive arguments and interspersed with challenging verdicts on Labour's evolution... This ambitious Labour history could well become compulsory reading for future party leaders" -- John Shepherd History Today "A startlingly revisionist book... The most provocative and clear-eyed history of the party yet... It is a tribute to Pugh's scholarship that almost everybody will learn something new from this thoughtful book" -- Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times "A stimulating survey" -- Kenneth O'Morgan Literary Review
About the Author
Martin Pugh was professor of British History at Newcastle University and research professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the advisory panel of the BBC History Magazine, and the author of more than twelve books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history.