A political biography of Baldwin, who did not enter the House of Commons until he was forty, was not a junior minister until almost fifty yet became Prime Minister less than six years later, and dominated British politics for the next 15 years, being elected three times. Originally published in 1987.
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Elected to Parliament as a Labour member in 1948, Jenkins (1920- 2003) served in several major posts in Harold Wilson's First Government and as Home Secretary from 1965-1967. In 1987, Jenkins was elected to succeed Harold Macmillan as Chancellor of the University of Oxford following the latter's death, a position he held until his death. Jenkins grew to political maturity during the twilight of a great age of British parliamentary democracy. As much as Churchill, though in quite a different way, Jenkins has been from the cradle a creature of the system that nurtured Palmerston and Disraeli, Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000217586X
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-225-X6-3435003