Red Queen: The Authorised Biography of Barbara Castle by Anne Perkins

Red Queen: The Authorised Biography of Barbara Castle by Anne Perkins

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Everyone had an opinion about Barbara Castle, whether they thought she was a dangerous subversive or a national heroine. This is a portrait of a truly remarkable woman, an inside account of what it was like for a woman in 20th-century British politics and public life.

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Until the arrival on the political stage of Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Castle was the most vivid, the most successful and the most controversial woman in British politics. Everyone had an opinion about her, whether they thought she was a dangerous subversive or a national heroine. A Labour activist from her childhood, she became active in party politics in her early twenties, whilst at the same time breaking into political journalism. Thirty years later she was the unexpected success of Harold Wilson's first administration, rising from a junior position to the inner cabinet in less than five years. But her radicalism, her flamboyant style and ultimately, perhaps, her gender caught up with her and she was frozen out. Since her death at the age of 91 she has been rightly regarded as a woman who could have achieved even greater power, had the boys' club cabal running the Labour Party not prevented her from doing so. Her uncompromising commitment to Labour's traditional values was , until the very end, a sharp contrast to the government of Tony Blair and New Labour. This is a portrait of a truly remarkable woman, an inside account of what it was like for a woman in 20th-century British

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SKU GOR002099426
Title Red Queen: The Authorised Biography of Barbara Castle
Author By (author) Anne Perkins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 544
ISBN 10 0333905113
ISBN 13 9780333905111
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Until the arrival on the political stage of Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Castle was the most vivid, the most successful and the most controversial woman in British politics. Everyone had an opinion about her, whether they thought she was a dangerous subversive or a national heroine. A Labour activist from her childhood, she became active in party politics in her early twenties, whilst at the same time breaking into political journalism. Thirty years later she was the unexpected success of Harold Wilson's first administration, rising from a junior position to the inner cabinet in less than five years. But her radicalism, her flamboyant style and ultimately, perhaps, her gender caught up with her and she was frozen out. Since her death at the age of 91 she has been rightly regarded as a woman who could have achieved even greater power, had the boys' club cabal running the Labour Party not prevented her from doing so. Her uncompromising commitment to Labour's traditional values was , until the very end, a sharp contrast to the government of Tony Blair and New Labour. This is a portrait of a truly remarkable woman, an inside account of what it was like for a woman in 20th-century British
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002099426
Title Red Queen: The Authorised Biography of Barbara Castle
Author By (author) Anne Perkins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 544
ISBN 10 0333905113
ISBN 13 9780333905111
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No