Edward Heath: A Biography

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Random House, Aug 31, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 896 pages

The son of a carpenter, Edward Heath broke the patrician mould of Tory leaders. He pioneered free enterprise Conservatism ahead of Thatcher. He committed Britain to Europe. With accomplishments outside politics - in music and international sailing - he is the most multi-talented Prime Minister this century. Yet his period in office, which began with such high hopes in June 1970, collapsed in chaos and humiliation after only three-and-a-half years.

In this powerful, bestselling biography, John Campbell shows us a nation undergoing a social and psychological revolution and, at its centre, a man of vision and integrity whose legacy will shape British history for decades to come.

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About the author (2013)

John Campbell was born in 1947 and educated at Edinburgh University. His books include Lloyd George: The Goat in the Wilderness, F.E. Smith, Roy Jenkins, Nye Bevan and the Mirage of British Socialism, If Love Were All...: The Story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George, Pistols at Dawn: Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown and The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady. He has also edited a number of books including The Experience of World War II and the series ‘Makers of the Twentieth Century’.