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The Making of Modern British Politics: 1867 - 1945

The Making of Modern British Politics: 1867 - 1945 [Kindle Edition]

Martin Pugh
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"Is to be welcomed. This is a textbook of a superior sort as Pugh disavows the attempt to be a neutral assessor of the work of others and imposes his own interpretation upon the period. This leads to a clearer understanding of events." History Today – of the previous edition <!––end––> "A commanding synthesis ... succeeds brilliantly in finding the right voice to explain what matters now." London Review of Books – of the previous edition "Excellent book, by far the best of its kind on this period ... impressively lucid and consistent ... a remarkable book which will stimulate teachers as well as students for years to come." Society for the Study of Labour History Bulletin – of the previous edition

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The third edition of this successful text has been revised to include a new chapter on the politics of the Second World War, and to reflect recent developments in research into the period.
  • Third edition of this insightful survey of changes in British politics
  • Now extended to cover the politics of the Second World War and the election of 1945
  • Extensively revised in the light of recent research
  • Looks at the Labour Party's evolution into a national rather than sectional party
  • Includes updated suggestions for further reading

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4194 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition (9 Jun 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000RRM5OK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #254,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction to the History of Politics 19 July 2008
This is the third and expanded new edition of Pugh's classic textbook. Pugh deals with his subject matter chronologically, taking us masterfully from the age of Gladstone and Disraeli to the end of the Second World War and the advent of the 1945 Labour Government.

Pugh's book tackles all the most important themes in British politics during the era: The Liberal Governments of Gladstone, Disraeli, the late Victorian Conservative Party, the 'New' Liberalism, the impact of the First World War upon British politics, Conservative electoral hegemony in the inter-war years, the National Government and the impact of the Second World War.

This book will be of use to AS/A2 and undergraduate students, and, perhaps to the general reader interested in the evolution of British politics in this period. The book balances readability, scholarly research and is informed by the latest historical work.
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