The leading single-volume history of Britain's governing party is revised and updated in this timely new edition.The story and analysis is brought right up to the present day, including the recent appointment of Gordon Brown as the new Labour PM. This book offers a detailed historical analysis of Tony Blair's thirteen-year leadership. The appendices and bibliography are fully revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Creation and Early Years, 1900-14 The Surge to Second-Party Status, 1914-22 Progress and Collapse, 1922-31 Remaking the Party? 1931-9 The Impact of the Second World War, 1939-45 The Attlee Governments, 1945-51 Searching for a New Direction, 1951-64 Wilson in Power, 1964-70 Drift to Defeat? 1970-9 Down and Out? 1979-87 'Modernisation' and 'New Labour', 1987-97 Blair and New Labour in Power, 1997-2007 Conclusion Appendix 1 Seats Won at General Elections, 1900-2005 Appendix 2 Labour Party Leaders Appendix 3 Labour Cabinets Notes Bibliography Index
ANDREW THORPE is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Exeter, UK. His previous publications include Britain in the 1930s (Blackwell, 1992) and The Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the World Wars (Longman, 1994).