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A Blaze Of Autumn Sunshine

Author : Tony Benn
ISBN : 9780099564959
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine, The Last Benn Diaries 1991-2012 follows Tony Benn, the longest serving MP in the history of the Labor Party. He left the British Parliament in 2001, after more than half a century in the House of Commons, to devote more time to politics. A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine chronicles both the public and the personal events of the last decade of his life in Westminster and his 'retirement' thereafter. Covering the rise and fall of New Labor, Tony's tireless campaigning against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his passionate commitment to encouraging public debate and demonstrations, this volume also provides an insight into the difficulties of growing older, the devastating effect of his wife Caroline's death and his own failing health.

A Blaze Of Autumn Sunshine

Author : Tony Benn
ISBN : 9781446493892
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, he continues his activities on behalf of social justice, peace and accountability in public life, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis. Following an illness in 2009 the diaries, kept for over sixty years, cease. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn’s highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years. Finally, we share in Tony Benn's hopes for the future based on his years of experience and his natural optimism.

Tony Benn

Author : Jad Adams
ISBN : 1849540969
Genre : Great Britain
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The life story of one of Britain's most enduringly and popular politicians, Tony Benn.

Free Radical

Author : Tony Benn
ISBN : 9780826474001
Genre : Political Science
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In 2001, Tony Benn, one of the most influential socialists Europe, retired from the British House of Commons after almost 50 years in politics, to 'devote more time to politics'. He has since carried out a huge program of public meetings in Britain and abroad and been a regular broadcaster. He also writes a weekly column in the Morning Star. Free Radical is a collection of the best of these columns, which reflect the breadth of Benn's political concerns and covering both domestic and international politics, including the events and repercussions of September 11, 2001.

Sailing Close To The Wind

Author : Dennis Skinner
ISBN : 9781782061588
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner is one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He remains as passionate and committed to the causes he champions as on the first day he entered the House of Commons back in 1970. In an age of growing cynicism about politicians, the witty and astute Skinner is renowned as a brightly burning beacon of principle. He has watched Prime Ministers come and go - Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown - and yet remains uncorrupted by patronage and compromise. Cameron discovered Skinner's popularity when a public backlash forced the current PM to apologise in Parliament for calling Skinner a dinosaur who should be in a museum. Skinner at eighty has a unique take on post-war Britain. A combatant in the great social, industrial and political upheavals of the last half century, he's resisted telling his extraordinary story. Until now.

The Big Burn

Author : Timothy Egan
ISBN : 0547416865
Genre : History
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National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

Call Me Dave

Author : Michael Ashcroft
ISBN : 9781849549905
Genre : Political Science
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After a decade as Conservative Party leader and six years as Prime Minister, he remains an enigma to those outside his exclusive inner circle. Now, in the wake of his dramatic resignation following the sensational EU referendum campaign, this new edition of the book that 'got the world talking' (Daily Mail) revisits the real David Cameron, bringing the story of his premiership to its final chapter. Based on hundreds of interviews with colleagues past and present, friends and foes, this unauthorised biography charts Cameron's path from a blissful childhood in rural Berkshire through to the most powerful office in the country, giving a fascinating insight into his most intriguing relationships, both political and personal. Exploring the highs and lows of his administration, from his brush with disaster over the Scottish question and his humiliation over Syria to his surprise election victory in 2015 and his controversial win on gay marriage, this fully updated edition offers a comprehensive assessment of Cameron's legacy in office, weighing up the extraordinary achievements of Britain's youngest Prime Minister for 200 years.

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