- Series: British Studies
- Paperback: 406 pages
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 3rd edition (March 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230500110
- ISBN-13: 978-0230500112
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
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A History of the British Labour Party, Third Edition (British Studies) 3rd Edition
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With the next British general election set for May 1 and the most recent polls giving the Labour Party a 25 percentage point lead, the publication of this work occurs with exquisite timing. Thorpe (history, Univ. of Exeter) provides an introduction to the party's history. He begins with its inception as a parliamentary coordinating committee for the Trades Union Congress in 1900 and proceeds to its surprising defeat in the 1992 general election. A slight drawback is the dependence on the table of abbreviations for organizations cited. Thorpe's conclusion summarizes main themes such as the party's popular support and its future prospects. Highly recommended for scholars and informed and lay readers.?Paul Burnam, Ohio Wesleyan Univ. Libs., Delaware
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Thorpe's new edition reads very well. It is lively and provides students and general readers with excellent detail and analysis, offering a thorough understanding of the sweep of the Labour party from 1900 to the present.' - Peter Stansky, Stanford University, USA 'Andrew Thorpe's updated account of Labour in and out of power is a judicious, balanced, and impressively comprehensive overview of the party from the pioneering Keir Hardie to the power-wielding Gordon Brown. It remains a valuable aid to any student of Labour history.' - Adrian Smith, University of Southampton, UK '...for those who want the facts about the Labour party, this book is a handy, even indispensable reference.' - Joe Haines, Tribune
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