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Portraits and Miniatures By Roy Jenkins

Portraits and Miniatures
by Roy Jenkins

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A collection of essays by Roy Jenkins on politics, people and places. The essays cover statesmen such as Aneurin Bevan, R.A. Butler and Charles de Gaulle, and thinkers Isaiah Berlin and John Kenneth Galbraith, as well as considerations of Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Bologna and "The Times".
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Portraits and Miniatures by Roy Jenkins

'He is an outstanding writer of wit, style and insight.' B.Pimlott

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About Roy Jenkins

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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Portraits and Miniatures by Roy Jenkins
Roy Jenkins
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Pan Macmillan
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