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The Life and Work of James Griffiths

Συγγραφέας: Rees D. Ben
Εκδότης: Welsh Academic Press
ISBN: 9781860571206
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 192
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2019

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Jim"

A significant figure in post-war British politics, as Minister for National Insurance in the Atlee government, James Griffiths introduced the Family Allowance in 1946, became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1950, Chairman and then Deputy Leader of the Labour Party before becoming the first Secretary of State for Wales in 1964. A product of the Welsh radical tradition - forged in the coalfields and nonconformist chapels - James Griffiths became a miner at 13 and was a conscientious objector during the First World War. A talented, hard-working and charismatic leader, he become President of the South Wales Miner's Federation before being elected the Labour MP for Llanelli in 1936, a seat he held for 34 years. In this, the first full-length biography of James Griffiths in English, the respected historian Dr D Ben Rees provides a comprehensive yet very accessible and personal study of one of the towering figures of twentieth-century Welsh and British politics.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Rees D. Ben
ISBN: 9781860571206
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 19/09/2019
Εκδότης: Welsh Academic Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 192
Τόπος έκδοσης: Cardiff
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 368 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x16 cm


Introduction by Huw Edwards 1 The Roots of the Politician 2 Life at the Coalface 3 A Religious Revival and Political Conversion 4 Pioneering in the name of Labour 5 War and Marriage 6 College Days 7 Labour Party Agent 8 Miners' Agent and Miners' Leader 9 The new MP for Llanelli (1936-1939) 10 An MP in the Perilous Second World War 11 Labour's Success in Wales 12 One of the Architects of the Welfare State 13 The Colonies 14 Reconciler and Socialist Revisionist 15 Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 16 The Years of the Stormy Petrel (1959-1964) 17 The First Secretary of State for Wales 18 Farewell to the House of Commons 19 Peace Mission to Biafra and Nigeria 20 End of the pilgrimage 21 An appraisal of the Politician

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