Biography and Autobiography Books

Leapman, Michael: Kinnock (15340)

Unwin Hyman 1st 1987
8vo VG++/VG++ 545 gms

From a party split by disputes between left and right, Kinnock welded together a force with a real chance of winning power. Michael Leapman followed Kinnock closely and interviewed many of his associates and advisers, friends and enemies. From these conversations he constructs a vivid analysis of Kinnock's skill in inspiring cohesion and purpose in a party which always was a cauldron of radical interests ever threatening to explode. His wide-ranging researches amount to a compelling study of a man combining determination with an understanding of how to achieve and wield power.