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Crowcroft, Robert

Works: 5 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 2,711 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA34, 941.003
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Most widely held works by Robert Crowcroft
Attlee's war : World War II and the making of a Labour leader by Robert Crowcroft( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Crowcroft here examines the political leadership of the unsung architect behind the development of wartime politics and the rise of the Labour party. Crowcraft argues that Atlee's influence facilitated a significant shift towards Labour which sowed the seeds towards his party's post-war victory
The philosophy, politics and religion of British democracy : Maurice Cowling and Conservatism by Robert Crowcroft( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Cowling was one of the most controversial historians and thinkers of the last 40 years and a key figure in modern British Conservatism. His work on intellectual and political history assaulted conventional understanding of the political process and challenged the liberal and secular ideas which have been so pervasive in modern Britain. Here, leading scholars disclose Cowling's vision of British democracy and place it in its broader intellectual context. This book therefore provides a powerful multi-disciplinary explanation of Conservative thought about public life in modern Britain, an
The Oxford companion to British history( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in a single convenient volume, is the essential reference book for anyone with an interest in British history. First published in 1997, under the editorship of the late John Cannon and in consultation with over 100 distinguished contributors, this Companion has now been updated by Robert Crowcroft to include the very latest scholarship and research. It describes and analyses the people and events that have shaped and defined life in Britain over more than 2,000 years of political, social, and cultural change, encompassing topics as diverse as the War of the Roses, the Blitz, Stonehenge, Henry VIII, the suffragettes, the industrial revolution, the NHS, the Suez Crisis, the TUC, and the Afghan campaign. Over 4,500 entries provide a wealth of fact and insight on all aspects of the subject and from a variety of perspectives, including social, political, military, cultural, economic, scientific, and feminist. Entries cover not only monarchs, battles, and political events, but also the wider aspects of British history over the centuries. New entries on topics such as alternative vote, the 2008 financial crisis, Olympics in Britain, and the Scottish Independence Referendum, and UKIP ensure that the Companion remains relevant and current. Useful appendices include maps and genealogies, as well as a subject index. Coverage includes authors, composers and musicians, legal and technical terms, newspapers and periodicals, ranks and orders, sport and leisure, and scholarship and education. For those who like to explore history on the ground, there are also entries on individual counties, cathedrals, and churches, palaces and royal residences, and a range of other sites of historical significance. As well as providing reliable factual information, the Companion also offers detailed interpretation and analysis, giving readers a sense of how events and personalities relate to each other, whilst its multi-disciplinary approach places topics in a wide context
International Library of Political Studies : Philosophy, Politics and Religion of British Democracy : Maurice Cowling and Conservatism by R. C Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A dictionary of British history by John Cannon( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by over 100 specialist contributors, this dictionary describes the people and events that have shaped and defined domestic, political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55 BC. New entries to this edition include Diamond Jubilee 2012, Ed Miliband, and United Kingdom Independence Party; and existing entries on David Cameron, Elizabeth II, national debt, and Alex Salmond have been updated. Derived from the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to British History, A Dictionary of British History has been a leading historical reference work since its publication in 2001. Now thoroughly revised and fully updated, this invaluable A-Z remains essential for anyone studying British history"--
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Attlee's war : World War II and the making of a Labour leader
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The philosophy, politics and religion of British democracy : Maurice Cowling and Conservatism