The Prime Ministers of Canada

Author: Gordon Donaldson
Publisher: Doubleday of Canada
Category: History
Page: 380
View: 2718
These lively and provocative portraits of Canada's prime ministers shed new light on the public and private lives of the people chosen to lead our fragile Confederation. Whether vaulted into the public spotlight by ambition, or thrust forth by circumstance, the characters penned by Gordon Donaldson provide the main motive forces behind Canadian history. From Sir John A. to Jean Chretien, this is Canadian history at its most accessible and entertaining, thanks to Gordon Donaldson's wry wit and irreverent pen- and to the diveresity of his subjects: those who built and maintain Canada "in defiance of history, geography and climate."

The Prime Ministers Who Never Were

A Collection of Political Counterfactuals
Author: Francis Beckett
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849541426
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 1722
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 never have heard if either Kinnock or Smith had become Prime Minister and not Tony Blair? Each of the chapters in this book describes events that really might have happened. And almost did.

The Prime Ministers

Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to May
Author: Steve Richards
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786495899
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 4623
'Fascinating, revealing and entertaining.' John Humphrys 'A pure pleasure to read.' Polly Toynbee 'Extraordinary.' Kirsty Wark A landmark history of the men and women who have defined the UK's role in the modern world - and what makes them special - by a seasoned political journalist. At a time of unprecedented political upheaval, this magisterial history explains who leads us and why. From Harold Wilson to Theresa May, it brilliantly brings to life all nine inhabitants of 10 Downing Street over the past fifty years, vividly outlining their successes and failures - and what made each of them special. Based on unprecedented access and in-depth interviews, and inspired by the author's BBC Radio 4 and television series, Steve Richards expertly examines the men and women who have defined the UK's role in the modern world and sheds new light on the demands of the highest public office in the land.

The Prime Ministers

Three Hundred Years of Political Leadership
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529312175
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 608
View: 6688
It has almost been 300 years since Sir Robert Walpole arguably became the first holder of the office of Prime Minister in 1721 - an office which today is under scrutiny like never before. The Prime Ministers, edited by leading political commentator Iain Dale, brings to life all 55 of Britain's 'First Among Equals' with an essay for each office holder, written by key figures in British politics. From the obscure 18th-century figures like the Earl of Shelburne to 20th-century titans like Churchill and Thatcher, this book provides a much-needed reminder about their motivations, failures and achievements.

The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Minister's Brain

Author: Gillian Cross
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192759981
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7831
There's a new computer game at school and the chance to enter the Junior Computer Brain of the Year competition is sending ripples of excitement through the pupils. Dinah is a whizz at the game and soon finds herself in the competition final. But it takes a while to realize that it's all just part of the Demon Headmaster's latest plan . . . Dinah is being used to access the computer of the Prime Minster. Great fun and just a little bit frightening, Gillian Cross's Demon Headmaster books still hold readers under their hypnotic spell. Fast-paced and full of adventure, they're impossible to resist!

All the Prime Minister's Men

Author: Janardan Thakur
Publisher: New Delhi : Vikas Publishing House
Category: Biography
Page: 182
View: 830
On the alleged misuse of power and corrupt practices of politicians and officials during the previous administration of India.

The Prime Ministers

An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
Author: Yehuda Avner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592642786
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 731
View: 5988
Looks at the lives of Israeli prime ministers Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Menachem Begin, and the events surrounding their leadership in Israel.

The Prime Ministers' Craft

Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems
Author: Patrick Weller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646201
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 9574
This volume examines how prime ministers work and the means by which they choose to run their governments, and compares four parliamentary systems (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) over the past 40 years.

The Prime Ministers of Postwar Japan, 1945–1995

Their Lives and Times
Author: Akio Watanabe
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498510027
Category: History
Page: 404
View: 5429
This book examines the life and times of the postwar Japanese prime ministers from 1945 to 1995. Written by Japan’s leading scholars, it is the first biographical portrait in English of these twenty-three individuals who helped lead Japan on its road to recovery, its return to the community of nations, and its subsequent prosperity.

The Prime Minister's adviser on ministers' interests

independent or not?, twenty-second report of session 2010-12, report, together with formal minutes, and oral and written evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215043375
Category: Political Science
Page: 46
View: 1259
In this report the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) considers the role of the independent adviser on ministers' interests and concludes that role is not independent in any meaningful sense. The adviser on Ministers' interests advises Ministers on compliance with the Ministerial Code and carries out investigations of alleged breaches of the Code when requested by the Prime Minister. The report highlights the lack of independence in three areas: the role: the independent adviser lacks independence in practice, as he is appointed personally by the Prime Minister, is supported from within the Cabinet Office, and cannot instigate his own investigations; the appointment process: the closed process by which the adviser is appointed is not suitable for an 'independent' role; the choice of candidate: the choice of a recently retired senior civil servant, Sir Alex Allan, is not a suitable choice for a role which requires demonstrable independence from Government. PASC started the investigation after recent resignation of the former Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox: regrettably the then independent adviser Sir Philip Mawer was not consulted in the course of the events leading up to the resignation of Liam Fox. The retirement of Sir Philip shortly after the resignation of Dr Fox provided an opportunity to demonstrate the value the Prime Minister places on having complaints against Ministers investigated in a demonstrably independent way, but this opportunity was missed and the appointment of Sir Alex only became public knowledge after the event.

The Prime Minister's Secret Agent

A Maggie Hope Mystery
Author: Susan Elia MacNeal
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539109
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 6574
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry comes a gripping mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope. This time, the fallout of a deadly plot comes straight to her own front door. World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland. Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp, and to heal from scars on both her body and heart. Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue. When three ballerinas fall strangely ill in Glasgow—including one of Maggie’s dearest friends—Maggie partners with MI-5 to uncover the truth behind their unusual symptoms. What she finds points to a series of poisonings that may expose shocking government secrets and put countless British lives at stake. But it’s the fight brewing in the Pacific that will forever change the course of the war—and indelibly shape Maggie’s fate. Praise for The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent “[A] stellar series . . . [Susan Elia] MacNeal has written an impeccably researched, wonderfully engaging story.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike.”—Booklist “[MacNeal] seamlessly mixes fact and fiction.”—Publishers Weekly “Splendid . . . riveting . . . The research is complete and fascinating. . . . The scenes are so detailed that readers will feel as if they are next to the characters and listening to them speaking.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Todd will feast on this riveting series chronicling Britain’s own ‘Greatest Generation.’ MacNeal’s research and gift for dialogue shine through on every page, transporting the reader to Churchill’s inner circle. The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent is both top-drawer historical fiction and mystery in its finest hour.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of Through the Evil Days Praise for Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope mysteries “You’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “A heart-pounding novel peopled with fully drawn real and fictional characters . . . provides the thrills that readers have come to expect from MacNeal.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch, on His Majesty’s Hope “With false starts, double agents, and red herrings . . . MacNeal provides a vivid view of life both above and below stairs at Windsor Castle.”—Publishers Weekly, on Princess Elizabeth’s Spy From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Prime Minister's Son

Stephen Gladstone, Rector of Hawarden
Author: Ros Aitken
Publisher: University of Chester
ISBN: 1908258012
Category: Children of prime ministers
Page: 286
View: 9545
This biography presents an intimate picture of Stephen Gladstone, the previously ignored son of Prime Minister William Gladstone, whose life was tormented by the expectations and interference of his father, his mother Catherine and his sister Mary. It sets his fascinating character, caught between duty and self-doubt, firmly in its historical context, tracing his progress through the horrors of a 19th-century prep school, his 32 years as the reluctant and restless Rector of Hawarden, his mysteriously acquired final incumbency and the desolating personal effects of the First World War.

The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets

True Stories from the Government Archives
Author: Adam Macqueen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140551955X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
View: 5347
Stored in Whitehall's archives are everything from blood-chilling warnings of imminent nuclear attack to comical details of daily life in the corridors of power. Concerned notes from ministers on the subject of the Heir to the Throne's potential brainwashing by Welsh terrorists are shelved alongside worries about housemaids 'on the wobble' at Chequers. Detailed and surprising plans for royal funerals sit beside reports on suspected spies in the showbiz world and bawdy poetry about the monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar. And Mary Whitehouse's complaints about the sex education syllabus nestle next to thank-you notes from prisoner 13260/62, also known as Nelson Mandela. Adam Macqueen, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller Private Eye: The First 50 Years, has searched high and low to present us with some of the most unlikely revelations since the Official secrets act was inaugurated one hundred years ago. Not only about Mrs Thatcher's ironing board, but Ted Heath's car, Harold Macmillan's bedroom carpet, Imelda Marcos and her son Bong Bong's trip to Buckingham Palace and President Eisenhower's particular problem with Winston Churchill's trousers.

The Prime Minister's Daughter

Author: Maurice Edelman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Prime ministers
Page: 246
View: 7057

Prime Ministers and the Media

Issues of Power and Control
Author: Colin Seymour-Ure
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470751940
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 5073
This book looks at the ways in which prime ministers manage and fail to manage their public communication. A timely examination of the ways in which prime ministers manage and fail to manage their public communication. Original in scope, covering political rumours, political cartoons and capital cities, in addition to more familiar topics. Sets contemporary analysis of Downing Street press secretaries, media barons and press conferences in fuller historical context than usual. Draws on public records, private papers and interviews by the author dating back to the 1960s.

Australia's Prime Ministers

From Barton to Howard
Author: Brian Carroll
Publisher: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781877058226
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 7248
Tells the story of each of Australia's 25 Prime Ministers.

At the Centre of Government

The Prime Minister and the Limits on Political Power
Author: Ian Brodie
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773553789
Category: Political Science
Page: 205
View: 8730
“Canada’s prime minister is a dictator.” “The Sun King of Canadian government.” “More powerful than any other chief executive of any other democratic country.” These kinds of claims are frequently made about Canada’s leader – especially when the prime minister’s party holds a majority government in Parliament. But is there any truth to these arguments? At the Centre of Government not only presents a comprehensively researched work on the structure of political power in Canada but also offers a first-hand view of the inner workings of the Canadian federal government. Ian Brodie – former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former executive director of the Conservative Party of Canada – argues that the various workings of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the cabinet, parliamentary committees, and the role of backbench members of Parliament undermine propositions that the prime minister has evolved into the role of an autocrat, with unchecked control over the levers of political power. He corrects the dominant thinking that Canadian prime ministers hold power without limits over their party, caucus, cabinet, Parliament, the public service, and the policy agenda. Citing examples from his time in government and from Canadian political history he argues that in Canada’s evolving political system, with its roots in the pre-Confederation era, there are effective checks on executive power, and that the golden age of Parliament and the backbencher is likely now. Drawing on a vast body of work on governance and the role of the executive branch of government, At the Centre of Government is a fact-based primer on the workings of Canadian government and sobering second thoughts about many proposals for reform.

Prime Ministers in Power

Political Leadership in Britain and Australia
Author: M. Bennister
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230378447
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
View: 2946
A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.

The Prime Ministers of India

Author: Madan Gopal Gupta
Publisher: N.A
Category: India
Page: 608
View: 3532
This Book Provides An Excellent Study Of Power-Wielders India And Throws A Wealth Of Light On The Intricate Game Of Succession And Nature Of Prime Ministerial Government In India. It Covers The Period From Nehru To Rajiv Gandhi.

Lives of the Prime Ministers of England

From the Restoration to the Present Time
Author: J. Houston Browne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Prime ministers
Page: N.A
View: 4097