Michael Foot A Life Michael Foot has been a controversial and charismatic figure in British public life political and literary for over sixty years Emerging from a famous west country Liberal dynasty he rose as a crus

  • Title: Michael Foot: A Life
  • Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780007178261
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Michael Foot has been a controversial and charismatic figure in British public life, political and literary, for over sixty years Emerging from a famous west country Liberal dynasty, he rose as a crusading left wing journalist in the late 1930s This biography does full justice to both the public and the private side of Michael Foot.

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    1. Kenneth Morgan's biography of the late Michael Foot is an enchanting examination of the life of one of Britain's most important and influential political figures of the 20th century. Morgan's research and knowledge of Foot's life is deep and enthralling, but this text also functions as an important account of the political existence of 21st century Britain. Largely due to his exceptional skill as a modern historian, Morgan is able to capture the atmosphere of the times he chronicles, while centr [...]

    2. Fascinating insights into one of Britain's most misunderstood politicians in modern times. Comparisons with Corbyn are grossly misplaced - Foot was a democratic socialist, patriotic libertarian and above all, a party man.It just misses out on the 5 stars due to the condescension with which Morgan treats the Bennite movement in the 70s and 80s (which sufficiently detracts from Morgan's role as biographer), and the somewhat sparse treatment of the Foot leadership years (50 pages out of 450). Perha [...]

    3. it's well written in the main, but the author is not at all sympathetic to Foot's politics or point of view. Thus, most of the time he doesn't even begin to grasp what really going on (at least from Michael Foot's view) , while at times he can be rather disingenuous. Maybe it was a mistake giving such a right-wing figure the task of writing Foot's biography

    4. A brilliant biography of the Labour Party's most knowledgable and romantic leading-lights. Perhaps the greatest moments in the book are those that recount Foot's earlier life - his family roots, as a journalist, as a leading Bevanite - rather than the events surrounding his disasterous leadership in the 1980s.

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