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Michael Foot: A Life
Michael Foot has been a controversial and charismatic figure in British public life for more than sixty years. He rose as a crusading leftwing journalist in the late 1930s; his book The Guilty Men, on pre-war appeasers of Nazi Germany, is one of the great radical tracts of British history. He has long been the voice of libertarian socialism in parliament, has served as a g ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by HarperCollins UK
(first published September 28th 2007)
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Kenneth Morgan's biography of the late Michael Foot is an enchanting examination of the life of one of Britain's most important and influential political figures of the 20th century. Morgan's research and knowledge of Foot's life is deep and enthralling, but this text also functions as an important account of the political existence of 21st century Britain. Largely due to his exceptional skill as a modern historian, Morgan is able to capture the atmosphere of the times he chronicles, while centr ...more
A brilliant biography of the Labour Party's most knowledgable and romantic leading-lights. Perhaps the greatest moments in the book are those that recount Foot's earlier life - his family roots, as a journalist, as a leading Bevanite - rather than the events surrounding his disasterous leadership in the 1980s.
Kenneth O. Morgan, Research Professor, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Honorary Fellow, Queen's College, Oxford.More about Kenneth O. Morgan...