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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 government minister, and was Labour party leader between 1980 and 1983. His political friendships with the most prominent politicians of his time were passionate and profound, but he also had a remarkable and quite different career as a man of letters, with Dean Swift, Tom Paine, Byron, and Wordsworth amongst his heroes. Fully authorized yet fairly balanced, this is account does full justice to both the public and the private side of Michael Foot, as well as to his different roles as journalist, politician, and literati.

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Kenneth O. Morgan is the author of more than 25 books, including the best-selling Oxford Illustrated History of Britain. He is a personal acquaintance of Michael Foot.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The authorised - but not uncritical - life of one of the great parliamentarians and orators of our times, the former Labour Party leader, now in his nineties, who is also an eminent man of letters. 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: The Guilty Men (his book on the pre-war appeasers of Nazi Germany) is one of the great radical tracts of British history. He has been the voice of libertarian socialism in parliament, an international socialist and government minister, and was Labour leader for two-and-a-half years between 1980 and 1983. His political friendships with people like Beaverbrook, Cripps, Aneurin Bevan and Barbara Castle were passionate and profound, but he also had a remarkable and quite different career as a man of letters, with Dean Swift, Tom Paine, Hazlitt, Byron, Wordsworth, Heine, Wells and Silone amongst his heroes. Foot s two-volume life of Aneurin Bevan is a triumph of political biography. Kenneth Morgan s biography does full justice to both the public and the private side of Michael Foot - no more tellingly than his descriptions of Foot s long and happy marriage to the filmmaker, feminist and writer Jill Craigie. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9780007178278

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