- Also check our best rated Biography reviews
Gordon Brown: The Biography Paperback – 5 Oct 1998
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
His creation of the Treasury as a powerful governmental instrument of social policy and reform was underpinned by his ethical Christian socialism. This is turn is founded on a genuine sense of equality and a passionate hatred of the corrosive effects of unemployment, compassion plus the work ethic you might say. This Christian, ethical approach to the fundamentals is the key to how he was able to re-think Labour ideology while retaining a radical edge and the continuing support of the party.
For me the most enduring and endearing image in the book is the younger pre-MP Brown, surrounded by an air of general personal disorganisation, carrying around with him a plastic carrier bag full of press cuttings and statistics into which he would delve to clinch an argument. There is an unworldliness about this formidable intellectual which is one of the many paradoxes of this most politically and economically assured of Chancellors.
I recommend this book as an objective "work in progress" of one of the greats of contemporary politics. How he will perform as premier is the great next question. On the evidence of this book, he remains Labour's, and perhaps the nation's, best hope.