Michael Foot: A Life
Michael Foot has been a controversial and charismatic figure in British public life, political and literary, for over sixty years. Emerging from a famous west-country Liberal dynasty, he rose as a crusading left-wing journalist in the late 1930s.This biography does full justice to both the public and the private side of Michael Foot....more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by HarperCollins UK
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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...