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Friends and Rivals By Giles Radice

Friends and Rivals
by Giles Radice

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This comparative biography of Roy Jenkins, Denis Healey and Tony Crosland is an analysis of how the combined overall achievement of the three amounts to less than it might have been - how friendship and mutual rivalry, despite individual eminence and brilliance, are corrosive and damaging.
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Friends and Rivals Summary


Friends and Rivals: Crosland, Jenkins and Healey by Giles Radice

In the 1976 Labour Party leadership election following Harold Wilson's surprise resignation as Prime Minister, the then Foreign Secretary Jim Callaghan was Wilson's favourite to succeed him. The main candidate of the Left was Michael Foot. The three most prominent standard bearers of the modernising tendency inside the Party were Roy Jenkins, Denis Healey and Tony Crosland. All three had been exact contemporaries at Oxford University and each had more in common than separated them. Yet they could not get together and sort things out between them - and Callaghan won. Giles Radice's elegantly written comparative biography of a group is an analysis of how the combined overall achievement of the three amounts to less than it might have been - how friendship and mutual rivalry, despite individual eminence and brilliance, are corrosive and damaging forces.

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Friends and Rivals Reviews


He has written a cracker. He so obviously admires his subjects that he does not feel the need to conceal their faults DAILY TELEGRAPH The best political book of the year... a delight INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY A singularly vivid and strikingly accurate piece of modern political history SUNDAY TIMES An intriguing triple biography that is about far more than just three individual personalities. SCOTSMAN

About Giles Radice


The Rt Hon Lord Radice was Labour MP for Durham North until he was made a Life Peer in 2000. He has been Chairman of the European Movement since 1995.

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GOR001407397
Friends and Rivals: Crosland, Jenkins and Healey by Giles Radice
Giles Radice
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-09-04
384
0349117349
9780349117348
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