James Ramsay MacDonald: Low Born Among the High Brows

ISBN: 082040991X
ISBN 13: 9780820409917
By: Stephen R. Ward

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This biography of Britain's first Labour prime minister, James Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), draws widely from new material in the MacDonald Papers, interviews, government documents, and private papers of political contemporaries and family members. Credited with creating a national and parliamentary Labour Party that formed two governments, MacDonald was expelled from the party when he agreed to form a National Government in 1931. The author presents a critical and often provocative analysis of the life of an illegitimate child born in humble circumstances who rose to become prime minister in 1924 and 1929-1935.

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