Biography - English Politicians from Goldring Books

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Six Minutes in May - How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

by Shakespeare, Nicholas

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Published
2017
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As New
ISBN
9781846559723
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London: Harvill Secker, 2017. An As New unmarked copy with an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. viii + 508 pages. 35 illustrations. Norway campaign map. Endpapers Neville Chamberlain speaking in the Norway debate, 7 Mayj 1940. London, early May 1940: Britain is under threat of invasion and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall.… Read more
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A Sparrow's Flight - The Memoirs of Lord Hailsham of St. Marylebone

by Hailsham, Lord of St. Marylebone

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Goldring Books
Published
1990
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002155458
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$10.94

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London: Collins, 1990. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small mark to front and a crease to spine) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 463 pages. 34 illustrations. Lord Hailsham was one of the most widely respected figures in British politics and was the longest serving Lord Chancellors of the century, an office… Read more
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The Path to Power

by Thatcher, Margaret

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Goldring Books
Published
1995
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002550505
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London: Harper Collins, 1995. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 656 pages. 95 illustrations. In her 'The Downing Street Years' Margaret Thatcher gave her own account of her prime ministership from 1979 to 1990. Now in this book she writes for the first time about her personal life, about the training… Read more
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The Time of My Life

by Healey, Denis

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Goldring Books
Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780718131142
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London: Michael Joseph, 1989. A Fine unmarked copy with Very Good+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 607 pages. 52 illustrations. The memoirs of a leading politician and also the autobiography of a splendid Englishman who is liked and admired across the political spectrum. Healey has witnessed the great changes that have taken place in Britain since the… Read more
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Macmillan - 1894-1956 - Volume I of the Official Biography / Macmillan 1957-1986 - Volume II of the Official Biography

by Horne, Alistair

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Goldring Books
Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780333276914
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$41.01

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London: Macmillan, 1989. COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET. Volume I 1894-1956 - ISBN 0333276914 - A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. xix + 537 pages. 51 illustrations. Volume II - 1957-1986 - ISBN 0333496213 - A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small indentation to rear) with near Fine dustjacket. xvii + 741 pages. 60 illustrations. The… Read more
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The Pain and the Privilege - The Women in Lloyd George's Life

by Hague, Ffion

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Published
2008
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As New
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First Edition
ISBN
9780007219490
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London: Harper Press, 2008. An As New copy with As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. xviii + 590 pages. 53 illustrations. First edition, First printing. David Lloyd George, the 'Welsh wizard' who became prime minister in 1916 and was subsequently hailed as the 'man who won the war', challenged, charmed and mystified the English establishment all his… Read more
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Chance Witness - An Outsider's Life in Politics

by Parris, Matthew

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Goldring Books
Published
2002
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780670894406
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London: Viking, 2002. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xix + 503 pages. 40 illustrations. Shortly after university and a spell at the Foreign Office and having decided not to become a spy, Matthew Parris applied to London Transport for an apprenticeship as a diesel fitter and was turned down. He decided to… Read more
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Memoirs

by Hurd, Douglas

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Goldring Books
Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780316861472
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London: Little Brown, 2003. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. x + 534 pages. 61 illustrations. Few figures in modern British politics can match the extraordinary career of Douglas Hurd. A mainstay of the Conservative administration of the 1980's and 1990's, he was a Cabinet member for eleven years, and admired and respected on both sides… Read more
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Lantern Slides - The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-1914

by Carter, Mark Bonham and Pottle, Mark (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
1996
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297816492
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1996. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xxviii + 461 pages. 18 illustrations. 2 family trees. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969), was a British politician and the daughter of Liberal Prime Minister H. H. Asquith by his first wife, Helen… Read more
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A Yorkshire Boyhood

by Hattersley, Roy

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Goldring Books
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780701126131
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London: Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press, 1983. Gold title on red boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small name to front endpaper and a little light foxing to top edge and endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has some light foxing to inner flaps and is price clipped. 15… Read more
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The Two Cities

by St. John-Stevas, Norman

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Goldring Books
Published
1984
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780571130832
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London: Faber & Faber, 1984. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. Norman St. John-Stevas holds a unique position in British life not only as a leading Christian spokesman but also as a senior Conservative politician. In this book he explores with characteristic wit and brilliance the two main themes of his life: his concern… Read more
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Shaftesbury

by Best, G.F.A.

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Goldring Books
Published
1964
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: B. T. Batsford, 1964. A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. 21 illustrations. Shaftesbury's long career was largely devoted to relieving the condition of the destitute of Victorian England, yet just as his many other achievements have been overshadowed by his work on behalf of the poor and oppressed, so the… Read more
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August and Rab - A Memoir

by Butler, Mollie

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Goldring Books
Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297791478
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. A VG+ unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. A captivating memoir which describes an unusually full and adventurous life, shared for the most part with two famous men; the Arctic explorer August Courtauld and the stateman R.A. (Rab) Butler. Mollie Montgomerie became engaged in 1930 to her childhood friend August Courtauld,… Read more
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Madam Speaker - The Life of Betty Boothroyd

by Routledge, Paul

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Goldring Books
Published
1995
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780002555319
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London: Harper Collins, 1995. A near Fine unmarked copy with price clipped dustjacket. The extraordinary and inspiring life of the first woman Speaker of the House of Commons, from humble beginnings as the only child of an impoverished textile working couple in the Pennine town of Dewsbury, an adventurous career as a dancer and a 'Tiller' girl, secretary to Barbara… Read more
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The True History of Lord Beaverbrook

by Wood, Alan

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Goldring Books
Published
1965
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Heinemann, 1965. Gold title on black boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally foxing to closed eedge else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Dustjacket has a little wear to top and is price clipped. A masterful and very readable biography of the politician and newspaper magnate with 17 illustrations. With a postscript by… Read more
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The Picture Life of Edward Heath

by Sproat, Iain

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Goldring Books
Published
1971
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780851664323
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London: Franklin Watts, 1971. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. A mainly photographic biography by the Member of Parliament for Aberdeen which captures the extraordinary achievements of Heath's life up to his rise to position of Conservative Party Leader and then Prime Minister. 16. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over… Read more
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On A Clear Day

by Blunkett, David

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Goldring Books
Published
1995
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781854797414
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London: Michael O'Mara Books, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. More than a political biography it is the blind politician's story of overcoming disability in which he talks about the good times and the bad. An inspiring and often hilarious account of beating the system by a man and a dog. … Read more
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George Thomas, Mr Speaker - The Memoirs of Viscount Tonypandy

by Thomas, George

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Goldring Books
Published
1985
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780712607063
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London: Guild Publishing, 1985. A near Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine price clipped dustjacket. Thomas, a coalminer's son from Tonypandy in Wales, was elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 1976, the year Harold Wilson resigned as Prime Minister and Jeremy Thorpe resigned as Liberal leader. His moving memoirs provide great insight into the political world of Britain… Read more
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Back-Bencher

by Mikardo, Ian

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Goldring Books
Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297794233
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. A Fine unmarked copy which has age fading to page edges with Fine dustjacket. Joining Parliament as M.P. for Reading in 1945, Ian Mikardo has had a long career as a back bencher and here he paints vivid pictures of Barbara Castle, Michael Foot and Richard Crossman and chronicles his struggle to keep successive Labour… Read more
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People In Glass Houses - Growing Up At Government House

by Lubbock, Adelaide

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Goldring Books
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780241100592
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978. White title on red boards which have some shelf wear to bottom, internally very clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete and has a little wear to spine head and tail. Based on the diaries of Lady Stanley, wife of Sir Arthur Stanley, Governor of Victoria, Australia from 1914 by her daughter, Adealaide. Rare insights into the… Read more
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