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Reflections : Conversations with Politicians (Hardcover) (Peter Hennessy)

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“The historian,” wrote E. L. Doctorow, “will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.” This book sees Peter Hennessy and Robert Shepard combine both approaches with the art of the interviewer, a craft at once sensitive and probing.Reflections collects transcripts of the best interviews from the BBC Radio 4 seriesReflections with Peter Hennessy, a show on which the British political elite have spoken candidly about their careers and the moments that came to define their political lives. Supplementing the interviews are short biographies and profiles of the interviewees, allowing readers a fuller picture of each speaker’s background and professional trajectory. This revealing book includes conversations with political heavyweights such as former prime minister John Major; former foreign secretaries Margaret Beckett, David Owen, and Jack Straw; Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock; Liberal Party leader David Steel; and chancellor of exchequer Nigel Lawson. In addition,Reflections presents interviews with leading women, including Shirley Williams and Clare Short, who spent years at the forefront of their parties in Westminster.The latest volume in the popular Haus Curiosities series, Reflections offers valuable insights from some of today’s most influential political figures.
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Haus Curiosities
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Peter Hennessy
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2016
TCIN: 51135256
UPC: 9781910376485
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9606

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