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Seldon, Anthony

Works: 98 works in 498 publications in 4 languages and 12,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, ed, edc
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Most widely held works by Anthony Seldon
Government and economies in the postwar world : economic policies and comparative performance, 1945-85 by Andrew Graham( )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chance to begin anew seldom occurs. Yet the nearly complete breakdown of the world economy between 1939 and 1945, together with the dominant position of the United States at the end of the war, provided just this opportunity. A new international economic order was built on the ruins of the old. How this happened - and the role of government in economic performance - is the subject of this important and timely book. Written by political scientists, contemporary historians and economists, it includes ten country studies covering all the major industrialized nations in the West: the USA, USSR, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia. In each chapter readers will find information on the main objectives and instruments of economic policy, the institutional framework, where the country started from at the end of the war, and a summary of what happened thereafter both in terms of policies and outcomes. Each chapter also contains data on the country's economic performance, a list of selected dates of important events, and a guide to further reading. The book begins with an overview of the sytem of international trade and payments since the war, and ends with five commentaries drawing attention to contrasts and similarities between the nations. The commentaries feature David Henderson, Head of the Economics Division of the OECD, on the overall economic performance, Charles Feinstein on the influence of different starting points, David Marquand on the effect of different political and institutional structures, and Sidney Pollard on economic policies and traditions. Learning from other countries' experience as well as understanding how they see their own problems is increasingly important with 1992, glasnost', and the problem of international policy coordination between the USA, Japan, and Germany so
New Labour, old Labour : the Wilson and Callaghan governments, 1974-79 by Kevin Hickson( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does New Labour compare with old Labour? What can we learn about the current Government by looking at its predecessor? How does New Labour interpret the record of old Labour in power? We are constantly told that New Labour forms an historic departure from the traditions of the Labour Party. This book, written by a distinguished selection of academics and commentators, provides the most detailed comparison yet of old and new Labour in power. It is also the first to offer a comprehensive analysis of the last Labour Government before the rise of Thatcher and the re-emergence of the Labour Party under Tony Blair's leadership. It reveals much about the history of the Labour Party as well as providing a much-needed context from which to judge the current government. Contributors include: Vernon Bogdanor, Raymond Plant, Jim Tomlinson, Robert Taylor, Polly Toynbee, David Walker, Roy Lowe, John W Young, Ann Lane, Chris Ballinger, Philip Norton, Kevin Theakston, Ed Gouge, Dilys M Hill, Brendan O'Leary, Eric Shaw, Steven Fielding, Stuart Holland, Kenneth O Morgan, Peter Riddell, Robert Skidelsky and Dennis Kavanagh
The Blair effect 2001-5( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tony Blair's strong start to his third term, with his role in capturing the Olympic Games for Britain, his statesman-like handling of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on London, his promise of a new start to the European Union and his leadership of the G8 summit at Gleneagles, has brought his relatively lacklustre second term into sharp relief. The second term should have been the time when New Labour fulfilled its manifesto promises. So what changed between 2001 and 2005 and what was achieved? How far was Blair himself responsible, and what was Gordon Brown's influence? What was the impact of the Iraq war? And what of Blair's policy towards Europe? Anthony Seldon and Dennis Kavanagh gather together leading academics and journalists to provide an authoritative assessment of Blair's second term, including a review of New Labour in government from 1997 to the present"--Provided by publisher
Conservative century : the Conservative Party since 1900( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Conservative Party has been the dominant force in twentieth-century British politics. This is a systematic survey of the history of the Conservative Party from 1900 to John Major's election victory of 1992. The team of expert contributors includes both historians and political scientists
Blair's Britain, 1997-2007 by Anthony Seldon( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Blair dominated British political life for more than a decade. Bringing together eminent academics and commentators, this title presents a wide-ranging overview of the achievements and failures of the Blair years
The Thatcher effect( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and French and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blair unbound by Anthony Seldon( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German, Middle High and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blair Unbound, written with Peter Snowdon and Daniel Ceilings, takes the Prime Minister's story from 2001 until his final day in power on 27 June 2007. It recounts how Blair matures as a political leader, finds his voice and personal agenda at home and abroad, and divests himself of the figures who had helped him rise to power but then held him back. Critical in this transformation is 9/11, firing him with the vision of becoming a world leader
Ruling performance : British governments from Attlee to Thatcher( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain under Thatcher by Anthony Seldon( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Ga and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The significance of Mrs. Thatcher's premiership is undeniable and her policies and personality continue to arouse passionate debate. This book will be of great interest to undergraduate and sixth form students as well as to the general reader who is keen to grasp a fuller understanding of the Thatcher years."--Jacket
By word of mouth : 'élite' oral history by Anthony Seldon( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a practical guide to the oral history of 'elite' figures, relevant to individual researchers carrying out an interviewing programme and to those wishing to establish oral archives or projects. The term 'elite' indicates that it is from or about people eminent in their field that oral testimony is being sought. The book analyses the advantages derived from the use of oral history - particularly relevant in an age where written sources in the form of letters and diaries are becoming increasingly rare
The Blair effect( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of (reasonably) unpartisan commentaries on the first administration of Tony Blair as it approaches a General Election. The authors aim to demonstrate that it is possible to write contemporary history about even the most recent past in an accessible yet scrupulously objective manner. How much has changed since the landslide election victory of May 1997? What was prompting the changes, and to what extent were they the fruit of Number 10's intentions? How far might they have happened anyway? How effective has the Blair effect been? Peter Riddell, Vernon Bogdanor, Dennis Kavanagh and a host of other analysts pose these questions and do their best to answer them
Churchill's Indian summer : the Conservative government, 1951-55 by Anthony Seldon( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary history : practice and method by Anthony Seldon( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heath government, 1970-1974 : a reappraisal( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public schools and the Great War : the generation lost by Anthony Seldon( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and the older 'top brass' whose mental outlook was shaped more by military background than by memories of school."--Publishers website
Blair by Anthony Seldon( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles British Prime Minister Tony Blair, including his years as a rebellious teen, a rock promoter, and a politician who has faced major challenges at home and abroad
Major : a political life by Anthony Seldon( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary history handbook( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contemporary history handbook is the essential guide to anyone studying, researching or simply interested in the contemporary period. It presents a collection of accessible and challenging essays on major debates about the recent past and a set of comprehensive and invaluable guides to contemporary sources." "The volume is divided into three main sections, which together comprise a reference work for contemporary historians who wish to explore the recent past in conventional ways and for those who are pushing the boundaries and expanding the definitions of what constitutes contemporary history. The first section, debates in contemporary history, comprises a series of essays which cover issues as diverse as postmodernism, world security, the end of history, gender and multi-racialism. The section concludes with a defence of the role of the historian in the contemporary world by Eric Hobsbawm. The second section fulfils Barraclough's demand that contemporary history include global perspectives by analyzing the current debates among commentators and historians on Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, Latin America, Japan, China, Africa, Russia and the Indian sub-continent. The final section on sources for contemporary history covers the problems and possibilities of conventional primary sources - for instance private papers, parliamentary records and the PRO - and it examines the importance of uniquely contemporary sources such as television, computers, multimedia and living witnesses. The handbook concludes with useful addresses and other information." "The contemporary history handbook offers a cohesive yet broad-based overview of contemporary history and the tools for its study by leading experts in the field. It is both a perfect reference guide and a stimulating contribution to the field which should be useful and provocative for students, researchers and specialists."--Jacket
The coalition effect, 2010-2015 by Anthony Seldon( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British general election of May 2010 delivered the first coalition government since the Second World War. David Cameron and Nick Clegg pledged a 'new politics' with the government taking office in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Five years on, a team of leading experts drawn from academia, the media, Parliament, Whitehall and think tanks assesses this 'coalition effect' across a broad range of policy areas. Adopting the contemporary history approach, this pioneering book addresses academic and policy debates across this whole range of issues. Did the coalition represent the natural 'next step' in party dealignment and the evolution of multi-party politics? Was coalition in practice a historic innovation in itself, or did the essential principles of Britain's uncodified constitution remain untroubled? Fundamentally, was the coalition able to deliver on its promises made in the coalition agreement, and what were the consequences -for the country and the parties- of this union?--
Brown at 10 by Anthony Seldon( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Brown's three years at No. 10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing Street. This book tells for the first time the full story of the astonishing end of Brown's tenure, and with it the demise of the New Labour project
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New Labour, old Labour : the Wilson and Callaghan governments, 1974-79
New Labour, old Labour : the Wilson and Callaghan governments, 1974-79The Blair effect 2001-5Blair's Britain, 1997-2007Blair unboundBritain under ThatcherThe Blair effectChurchill's Indian summer : the Conservative government, 1951-55The Heath government, 1970-1974 : a reappraisal
Alternative Names
Anthony Seldon British historian

Anthony Seldon historiador británico

Anthony Seldon historien britannique

Seldon, Anthony

Seldon, Anthony Francis 1953-


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