Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

Reissued with a new foreword to mark the centenary of Harold Wilson’s birth, Ben Pimlott's classic biography combines scholarship and observation to illuminate the life and career of one of Britain's most controversial post-war statesmen.

Author: Ben Pimlott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008182625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Reissued with a new foreword to mark the centenary of Harold Wilson’s birth, Ben Pimlott's classic biography combines scholarship and observation to illuminate the life and career of one of Britain's most controversial post-war statesmen.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Harold Wilson and European Integration

Harold Wilson and European Integration

With new and exciting material now available in the Public Record Office and abroad, this is an extremely propitious moment to reconsider Wilson's motivations, and to contextualise them in light of evidence on foreign policy-making ...

Author: Oliver J. Daddow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317957997

Category: History

Page: 256

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Harold Wilson's direction of the second British application to join the EEC us ripe for reinterpretation. With new and exciting material now available in the Public Record Office and abroad, this is an extremely propitious moment to reconsider Wilson's motivations, and to contextualise them in light of evidence on foreign policy-making contained in the official record.
Categories: History

Harold Wilson a Pictorial Biography

Harold Wilson  a Pictorial Biography

Harold Wilson at least has the final virtue that he knows of their existence. When, after his election to the leadership of the Labour Party, he met a few friends to celebrate, he proposed that the first toast should be to 'Aneurin ...

Author: Michael Foot

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105080784106

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Page: 100

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Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

The Editors of the Observer and the Sunday Times have also been extremely helpful in allowing quotations to be used from feature interviews with Harold Wilson. I am deeply indebted to the Librarian and Staff of the House of Commons ...

Author: Dudley Gordon Smith

Publisher: London : Hale

ISBN: UOM:39015065863493

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

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Categories: Great Britain

The First Hundred Days of Harold Wilson

The First Hundred Days of Harold Wilson

Anthony Shrimsley. V THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS OF HAROLD WILSON THE FIRST HUNDRED.

Author: Anthony Shrimsley

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ISBN: UOM:39015058499305

Category: Great Britain

Page: 162

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Agent Lavender

Agent Lavender

In reality, of course, there was not a shred of truth to these malicious claims. But what if there had been? In Agent Lavender, Harold Wilson flees Whitehall in the dead of night, with MI5 and the police soon in hot pursuit.

Author: Tom Black

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533389772

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Page: 454

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Harold Wilson dominated British politics for almost two decades. His political skill saw him make powerful enemies and bitter rivals, both inside the Labour Party and out. Conspiracy theorists, some in very high places, even circulated rumours that he was an agent of the Soviet Union. In reality, of course, there was not a shred of truth to these malicious claims. But what if there had been? In Agent Lavender, Harold Wilson flees Whitehall in the dead of night, with MI5 and the police soon in hot pursuit. Taking place in late 1975 in a Britain weary of trade union disputes and fearful of military coups, the Establishment must move quickly to restore order without appearing heavy-handed. But then again, the Prime Minister has just been outed as a communist spy... Part-historical epic, part-pulpy thriller, and featuring a cavalcade of 1970s public figures from Enoch Powell and Gerald Ford to Jack Jones and Michael Bentine, Agent Lavender takes readers into a maelstrom of intrigue, civil disobedience, satire, Cold War tensions, and downright farce. The winner of eight Turtledove Awards including Best Story, Best Cold War Timeline and multiple Best Character awards, this acclaimed alternate history novel blends politics with espionage and adds a sprinkle of the absurd.
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A Special Relationship

A  Special Relationship

This is the first full-length study of the fraught and controversial personal relationship between Prime Minister Harold Wilson and President Lyndon B Johnson, placed in the context of such issues as the Vitnam War, British economic ...

Author: Simon Tate

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719070104

Category: History

Page: 192

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This is the first full-length study of the fraught and controversial personal relationship between Prime Minister Harold Wilson and President Lyndon B Johnson, placed in the context of such issues as the Vitnam War, British economic weakness and the UK.
Categories: History

Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

Finally, it examines the overall impact of Harold Wilson on the development of British politics.

Author: Andrew S. Crines

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785900587

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This year marks the centenary of Harold Wilson’s birth, the fiftieth anniversary of his most impressive general election victory and forty years since his dramatic resignation as Prime Minister. He was one of the longest-serving premiers of the twentieth century, having won a staggering four general elections, yet, despite this monumental record, his place in Labour’s history remains somewhat ambiguous. By the end of his two periods in power, both the left and right of the party were highly critical of Wilson - the former regarding him as a traitor to socialism, the latter as contributing directly to British decline. With contributions from leading experts in the fields of political study, and from Wilson’s own contemporaries, this remarkable new study offers a timely and wide-ranging reappraisal of one of the giants of twentieth-century politics, examining the context within which he operated, his approach to leadership and responses to changing social and economic norms, the successes and failure of his policies, and how he was viewed by peers from across the political spectrum. Finally, it examines the overall impact of Harold Wilson on the development of British politics.
Categories: Political Science

Successes and Failures of Harold Wilson s Premiership

Successes and Failures of Harold Wilson s Premiership

This essay examines the reasons for both the successes and the failures of Harold Wilson's policies. It therefore concentrates on the Labour government's economic and foreign policies and their development during Wilson's premiership.

Author: Oliver Christl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640418459

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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject History Europe - Other Countries - European Postwar Period, grade: 1,7, University of Birmingham, language: English, abstract: On 15 October 1964 after 13 years in opposition, Labour was elected the leading party in Britain once again. Although the majority of seats was one of the smallest in British history, the first years of Harold Wilson's premiership showed some promising political developments and relative economic progress. However, hopes for a change in the nation's economical position were soon disappointed as the government appeared unable to expand its early success and rather deteriorated the economical position of Britain compared to its rivals. This essay examines the reasons for both the successes and the failures of Harold Wilson's policies. It therefore concentrates on the Labour government's economic and foreign policies and their development during Wilson's premiership. II. Successes of Harold Wilson's policies At the elections in 1964 the electorate, albeit only marginally, voted in favour of a Labour campaign promising "A New Britain" in which the "decline of the 13 wasted years" of Conservative policies could be reversed by concentrating on scientific and technological progress and modernising the machinery of the government and the economy. But more than the party's manifesto, its charismatic political leader secured the election victory for Labour. Coming from a lower middle class family and having already presented himself as a most successful leader of the opposition, the elected candidate Harold Wilson, at 48 the youngest Prime Minister of the century so far, raised high expectations. Indeed, Wilson's government had a tremendous start and impressed the country with its dynamism and wealth of ideas. With economic issues being the most urgent problem facing Britain Labour set up a National Economic Plan that, in the words of James Callaghan, Wilson's Chancellor of the Exchequer, should function as "
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Pragmatic Premier

Pragmatic Premier

Author: Ernest Kay

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082004204

Category: Great Britain

Page: 239

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Categories: Great Britain