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Published by I B Tauris & Co Ltd .
Written in English

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ISBN 101845114701
ISBN 109781845114701

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  Harold Wilson occupies a strange place in the pantheon of 20th–century prime ministers. Statistically he is one of the greats: he won four out of the five elections he contested; his eight years in Number 10 are beaten only by Churchill and Thatcher in the 20th century; he was the first politician since Gladstone to be Prime Minister four times, and the only post-war PM other than Churchill.   The issue, however, is complicated both by Wilson's own statements and the book Spycatcher by former MI5 agent Peter Wright. Harold Wilson Occupation: Writer. Harold Wilson, the son of a chemist and teacher, was born in Yorkshire during the First World War. In , aged 8, he visited 10 Downing Street, which would eventually become his home.   David Leigh's book, The Wilson Plot, sets out the case for a conspiracy. Pimlott, Wilson's biographer, thought something murky was afoot, at .

Harold Wilson has 26 books on Goodreads with ratings. Harold Wilson’s most popular book is The Governance of Britain. Harold Wilson, in full James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (born Ma , Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England—died , London), Labour Party politician who was prime minister of the United Kingdom from to and from to The son of an industrial chemist, Wilson was educated at the University of Oxford, where, as a fellow of University College . Harold Wilson by Ben Pimlott is a very good book about the first and so far only leader of the Labour Party to have triumphed in four general elections. It is well-written, informative and detailed, if perhaps a little too sympathetic towards it subject/5(42).   Harold Wilson, then the Labour Prime Minister, was told choosing to stay in Europe would represent a “dismemberment of the authority of the House of .

Life and Work of Harold Wilson () The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes harold wilson () in the following terms: [1] As Labour prime minister, Harold Wilson applied to join the EC in President Charles de Gaulle vetoed the UK's entry, as he had previously vetoed Harold Macmillan's application. Letters: Sean Day-Lewis cites Harold Wilson as the kind of opposition leader the current candidates should aspire to be, Jeremy Corbyn is wise to emulate Harold Wilson’s pragmatism on Europe. Harold Wilson and Europe: pursuing Britain's membership of the European Community. [Melissa Pine] Harold Wilson; Harold Wilson: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Pine. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Harold Wilson seemed very friendly towards the Soviet Union early on in his political career, and it is true that the KGB did consider him as a potential target for : Eleanor Bley Griffiths.