WorldCat Identities

Beckett, Francis 1945-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 2,535 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama 
Classifications: LB2806.36, 379.41
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Most widely held works by Francis Beckett
The great city academy fraud by Francis Beckett ( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exposes the British government's city academies project: the ways in which companies and rich individuals have been persuaded to sponsor academies, their real reasons for sponsoring them, the lies that have been told in support of the academies project, and the effect it may have on Britain's schools
The Blairs and their court by Francis Beckett ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enemy within : the rise and fall of the British Communist Party by Francis Beckett ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clem Attlee by Francis Beckett ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marching to the fault line : the 1984 miners' strike and the death of industrial Britain by Francis Beckett ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gordon Brown by Francis Beckett ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Olivier by Francis Beckett ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What did the baby boomers ever do for us? : why the children of the sixties lived the dream and failed the future by Francis Beckett ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of those born in the baby boom following the Second World War came of age in the radical sixties. Not since 1918 had the young talked serious revolutionary politics as they did then. But in 1918, the men who came back from the war knew that the world was amiss, and what they had to do about it. When at last the generation that fought the Great War came to power, they changed the world. By contrast, the generation that came after decayed fast. For the first time since the Second World War, there was money, there was safe sex, there was freedom, and no one bothered to stop and r
Marching to the fault line : the miners' strike and the battle for industrial Britain by Francis Beckett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1984 Miners' strike was one of the defining moments in modern British history. Leading journalists David Hencke and Francis Beckett had unrivalled access to key government and union players at the heart of the story; they have also uncovered material that the powerful would have liked to remain secret
Bevan by Clare Beckett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aneurin Nye Bevan was the man who created the British National Health Service, the crowning achievement of the post-Second World War Labor government
The survivor : Tony Blair in peace and war by Francis Beckett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tony Blair has it all: power, success, flair, an adoring family and a face for every occasion. Admired in the US, grudgingly respected in the EU, this self-styled saviour of the world bounces back from any crisis, slur or scandal with an unfazed shrug even his enemies can only admire. Having single-handedly rebranded the Labour Party, he took Britain into an arguably illegal war in Iraq, provoking hostility both at home and abroad, and saw his own name become synonymous with 'liar' - yet he cruised through another general election to win a historic third term in office. Is it skill, cunning or just sheer luck that has since seen him bag the Olympics for London, stamp his mark on the latest G8 meeting and steady the country after the 2005 London bombings?"--Jacket
Macmillan by Francis Beckett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume looks at the life of Harold Macmillan, Conservative politician, and prime minister from 1957 until 1963. He repaired the rift between the USA and Britain created by Suez and secured for Britain co-operation on issues of nuclear defence
Stalin's British victims by Francis Beckett ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stalin's British victim : the story of Rosa Rust by Francis Beckett ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rebel who lost his cause : the tragedy of John Beckett, MP by Francis Beckett ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Firefighters & the Blitz by Francis Beckett ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Money makes you happy : a play by Francis Beckett ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The right honourable lady : a play by Francis Beckett ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prime ministers who never were by Francis Becket ( )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Each of these chapters in this book of political counterfactuals describes a premiership that never happened, but might easily have done had the chips fallen slightly differently. The contributors, each of them experts in political history, have asked themselves questions like: what shape would the welfare state and the cold war have taken if the Prime Minister had been Herbert Morrison instead of Clement Attlee? What would have been consequences for Northern Ireland had Norman Tebbit succeeded Margaret Thatcher? How would our present life be different without New Labour - a name we would neve
The 20 British prime ministers of the 20th century by Francis Beckett ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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