An account of how one Labour Party politician, after suffering the biggest setback of his political career, used the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in Grosvenor Square, the battle over trade union reform and the Troubles in Northern Ireland to propel himself to No 10.
About the Author
PAUL J. DEVENEY is Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He lectures on writing and Modern British history. He has previously worked as a senior writer on the Foreign desk of the Wall Street Journal.
'This is indeed 'high politics' par excellence ... The background research is impressively complete and far-reaching ... there is much to reflect on in this fascinating book.'- J. Graham Jones, Morgannwg
'This book offers an excellent insight into the tenacity and resilience of an often-underestimated political figure. It also represents an important contribution to our understanding of the significant way in which power has both operated and been manipulated within the upper echelons of the post-war Labour Party.' - Richard Jobson, History
'[This] carefully crafted and thoroughly researched study .... adds color and depth to the orthodox picture of high politics in the Wilson-Callaghan era.' - Kevin Jefferys, Journal of British Studies