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Gimson's Prime Ministers

Gimson's Prime Ministers

Brief Lives from Walpole to Johnson

  • Author: Andrew Gimson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473547067
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A concise, sharp-witted and illuminating account of the lives of Britain’s prime ministers from Walpole to May, illustrated by Martin Rowson. For the reader who has heard of such giants as Gladstone and Disraeli, and has drunk in a pub called the Palmerston, but has only the haziest idea of who these people were, Gimson’s Prime Ministers offers a short account of them all which can be read for pleasure, and not just for edification. With Gimson’s wonderful prose once again complemented by Martin Rowson’s inimitable illustrations, this lively and entertaining aide-memoire and work of satirical genius brings our parliamentary history to life as never before. PRAISE FOR GIMSON'S PRIME MINISTERS: 'Learned witty and wise, and splendidly illustrated' Tibor Fischer 'Hugely enjoyable' Tom Holland Gimson's Kings and Queens is also available.

British Cabinet Government

British Cabinet Government

  • Author: Simon James
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415179768
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 281
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This text provides an insight into a central topic of British politics. It examines the mechanisms, structure and realities of the Cabinet system in Britain from 1945 to the present.

Gimson’s Kings and Queens

Gimson’s Kings and Queens

Brief Lives of the Forty Monarchs since 1066

  • Author: Andrew Gimson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473521661
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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‘Totally gripping – a factually accurate version of 1066 And All That’– Boris Johnson Gimson’s Kings and Queens whirls us through the lives of our monarchs – from 1066 and William the Conqueror right up to Queen Elizabeth II and the present-day – to tell a tale of bastardy, courage, conquest, brutality, vanity, vulgarity, corruption, anarchy, absenteeism, piety, nobility, divorce, execution, civil war, madness, magnificence, profligacy, frugality, philately, abdication, dutifulness, family breakdown and family recovery. Written in Andrew Gimson’s inimitable style, and illustrated by Martin Rowson, Gimson’s Kings and Queens is both a primer and a refresher for anyone who can't quite remember which were the good and bad Edwards or Henrys, or why so-and-so succeeded to the throne rather than his second cousin. Gimson’s Kings and Queens is the most entertaining and instructive book on the English monarchy you will ever read. Gimson's Prime Ministers will be released in March 2018.

Prime Minister and Cabinet Government

Prime Minister and Cabinet Government

  • Author: Simon James
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351001469
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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Fully revised and updated, this new edition of Simon James’s comprehensible and accessible text provides an excellent insight into the work of the Prime Minister and Cabinet government. It draws on the wealth of new material that has become available in recent years to shed light on the mechanisms and processes of the Cabinet system in Britain, focusing on the post-1979 period. Its coverage includes: ministers and their departments; collective decision-making; the role of the Prime Minister; the strengths and weaknesses of the Cabinet system; the future of the Cabinet system. Prime Minister and Cabinet Government will give both A-level students and undergraduates a clear understanding of the realities of this central aspect of British politics.

Perspectives on Prescriptivism

Perspectives on Prescriptivism

  • Author: Joan C. Beal
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039116324
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 269
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The colloquium Perspectives on Prescriptivism (20-22 April 2006) was hosted by the University of Catania - Faculty of Foreign Languages - in Ragusa. Until very recently, the received view among linguists was that prescriptivism was a 'bad thing', something only worth considering in order to condemn it as a product of unenlightened thinking. The organisers wished to encourage participants to look at linguistic prescriptivism from a wide range of perspectives. Some of the main questions asked were: To what extent is the concept of prescriptivism to be considered a typical product of the 18th century? What is the attitude of 21st-century scholars and language guardians towards linguistic 'correctness'? To what extent were books more prescriptive - rather than descriptive - in what has generally been described as 'the age of correctness'? Some of the answers are to be found in this volume.

Originality and Initiative

Originality and Initiative

The Arts and Crafts Archives at Cheltenham

  • Author: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
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This volume draws on Cheltenham Art Gallery's extensive archive of printed material to explore themes central to both the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Private Press Movement: the importance of design and workmanship, the dissemination of information and the pleasure of books.

New Zealand in World Affairs

New Zealand in World Affairs

1990-2005

  • Author: Roderic Alley,New Zealand Institute of International Affairs
  • Publisher: Victoria University Press
  • ISBN: 9780864735485
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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At the beginning of 1990, the Berlin Wall had just fallen, few believed that there was any serious threat to the environment, 9/11 was just any date, the Pacific was seen largely as an idyllic and stable region and Iraq was just another Middle Eastern state. By 2005 Iraq meant two wars ; the ‘Cold War’ had been replaced by the ‘war on terror’; East Timor, Bougainville, Fiji and the Solomons were all synonyms for strife and instability in the region ; and sustainability, global warming and climate change were everyday topics. New Zealand in World Affairs IV surveys the period 19902005, provides a record of New Zealand’s major international preoccupations, describes how they were officially handled and makes assessments of how effectively the challenges were interpreted and acted upon. This authoritative collection of essays, the fourth in a series commissioned by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, completes a survey of New Zealand’s foreign relations since World War II.

South East Asia, Colonial History: Peaceful transitions to independence (1945-1963)

South East Asia, Colonial History: Peaceful transitions to independence (1945-1963)

  • Author: Paul H. Kratoska
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415247849
  • Category: Asia, Southeastern
  • Page: 440
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The six volumes that make up this unique set provide an extensive overview of colonialism in South-East Asia. In the majority of cases, authors chosen were specialists writing about their individual areas of expertise, and had first-hand experience in the region. Outline of contents: * I. Imperialism before 1800 [Edited by Peter Borschberg] * II. Empire-Building in the Nineteenth-Century * III. High Imperialism * IV. Imperial Decline: Nationalism and the Japanese Challenge * V. Peaceful Transitions to Independence * VI. Independence through Violent Struggle

The Sino-British Confrontation Over Hong Kong

The Sino-British Confrontation Over Hong Kong

  • Author: Neville Maxwell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: 50
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The Tribune

The Tribune

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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