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A life at the center : memoirs of a radical reformer, Roy Jenkins

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A life at the center : memoirs of a radical reformer
Title
A life at the center
Title remainder
memoirs of a radical reformer
Statement of responsibility
Roy Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roy Jenkins is one of the most important statesmen of our time. He has been a British cabinet minister and party leader as well as a former president of the European Commission. He is now the chancellor of Oxford University. As an ardent Atlanticist, Jenkins has maintained close contacts with the United States throughout his career, helping to forge the links that have characterized the "special relationship" between the United States and Britain. A Life at the Center includes Jenkins's impressions of some of the celebrated people he has encountered - portraits that are often telling vignettes. He writes of the Kennedys, Truman, and Nixon, of LBJ and Margaret Thatcher, of Helmut Schmidt and J. Edgar Hoover, in a revealing and often hilarious way. In this acclaimed autobiography, the two strands of his life, writing and politics, are brought together triumphantly. Jenkins illuminates the people and politics of his times with grace, honesty, and humor. He writes candidly about his career, which was characterized in Britain by pioneering reform and struggles with the country's ailing economy. Jenkins might have been prime minister twice: in the seventies, when he seemed to be Harold Wilson's natural successor; and in the eighties, when the breakaway Social Democrats looked as though they might sweep straight into power. His presidency of the European Commission came at a crucial time, and he was instrumental in creating the European Monetary System, a cornerstone of European integration. He details these periods of strife and opportunity with his historian's insight, coupled with a quality of analysis rare in a work of this kind
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Roy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA591.J46
LC item number
A3 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jenkins, Roy
  • Jenkins, Roy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Statesmen
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
Label
A life at the center : memoirs of a radical reformer, Roy Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [565]-568) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xviii, 585 pages
Isbn
9780679413110
Lccn
92050544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27034648
  • (OCoLC)ocm27034648
Label
A life at the center : memoirs of a radical reformer, Roy Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [565]-568) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xviii, 585 pages
Isbn
9780679413110
Lccn
92050544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27034648
  • (OCoLC)ocm27034648

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