The Prime Minister: The Office and Its Holders Since 1945


Author: Peter Hennessy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312293130
Category: History
Page: 685
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The author analyzes the office of prime minister in England in the postwar period, profiling the eleven office-holders and discussing changes in the office.

The Prime Ministers

An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
Author: Yehuda Avner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592642786
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 731
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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 Demon Headmaster & the Prime Minister's Brain


Author: Gillian Cross
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192732978
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Things at school have been looking up for Dinah, Harvey and Lloyd since their defeat of the villainous Demon Headmaster. The pupils are acting normally, and their new headmaster seems perfectly ordinary. Then the arrival of a new computer game, Octopus Dare, with its competition to find the Junior Computer Brain of the Year, sends ripples of excitement through the school. Only Harvey and his friend Ingrid refuse to get involved. Because ever since the game arrived all the other pupils-even Lloyd and Dinah-have become obsessed with it. Suddenly everyone is competing to win, but it's clever Dinah who makes it to the final. And though she is fixated with the game, she doesn't like the way it makes her feel . . . it's almost as if she's being hypnotized. Too late Dinah realizes that she's being used to access the private computer files of the Prime Minister-the daring new target of none other than the Demon Headmaster!

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
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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 presidents & the prime ministers

Washington and Ottawa face to face : the myth of bilateral bliss, 1867-1982
Author: Lawrence Martin
Publisher: PaperJacks, 1983
ISBN: 9780770102715
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Chequers and the Prime Ministers


Author: D. H. Elletson
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chequers
Page: 189
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Lives of the Prime Ministers of England

From the Restoration to the Present Time
Author: J. Houston Browne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Prime ministers
Page: 453
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The Prime Ministers of Canada


Author: Gordon Donaldson
Publisher: Doubleday of Canada
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 380
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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."

Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister

Foreign Affairs from Churchill to Thatcher
Author: Andrew Holt,Warren Dockter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317075633
Category: History
Page: 214
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The importance of the Prime Minister in British foreign policy decision-making has long been noted by historians. However, while much attention has been given to high-level contacts between leaders and to the roles played by the premiers themselves, much less is known about the people advising and influencing them. In providing day-to-day assistance to the Prime Minister, a Private Secretary could wield significant influence on policy outcomes. This book examines the activities of those who advised prime ministers from Winston Churchill (1951–55) to Margaret Thatcher during her first administration (1979–83). Each chapter considers British foreign policy and assesses the influence of the specific advisers. For each office holder, particular attention is paid to a number of key themes. Firstly, their relationship with the Prime Minister is considered. A strong personal relationship of trust and respect could lead to an official wielding much greater influence. This could be especially relevant when an adviser served under two different leaders, often from different political parties. It also helps to shed light on the conduct of foreign policy by each premier. Secondly, the attitudes towards the adviser from the Foreign Office are examined. The Foreign Office traditionally enjoyed great autonomy in the making of British foreign policy and was sensitive to encroachments by Downing Street. Finally, each chapter explores the role of the adviser in the key foreign policy events and discussions of the day. Covering a fascinating 30-year period in post-war British political history, this collection broadens our understanding of the subject, and underlines the different ways influence could be brought to bear on government policy.

The Prime Ministers

Stories and Anecdotes from Number 10
Author: William Douglas Home
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 287
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Scrum Wars

The Prime Ministers and the Media
Author: Allan Levine
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554882893
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
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The image of the scrum – a beleaguered politican surrounded by jockeying reporters – is central to our perception of Ottawa. The modern scrum began with the arrival of television, but even in Sir John A. Macdonald’s day, a century earlier, reporters in the parliamentary press gallery had waited outside the prime minister’s office, pen in hand, hoping for a quote for the next edition. The scrum represents the test of wills, the contest of wits, and the battle for control that have characterized the relationship between Canadian prime ministers and journalists for more than 125 years. Scrum Wars chronicles this relationship. It is an anecdotal as well as analytical account, showing how earlier prime ministers like Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier were able to exercise control over what was written about their administrators, while more recent leaders like John Diefenbaker, Joe Clark, John Turner, and Brian Mulroney often found themselves at the mercy of intense media scrutiny and comment.

The early career of Lord North, the Prime Minister


Author: Charles Daniel Smith
Publisher: Associated Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 335
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This "rhetorical" biography attempts to answer two questions: Why did Lord North rise to high public office? and How did he reduce the Opposition in the House of Commons to virtual impotence within two months after he became prime minister?

The Prime Minister


Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199587191
Category: Fiction
Page: 655
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Plantagenet Palliser's fragile coalition government and troubled marriage is set against the social climbing of the unscrupulous financial speculator Ferdinand Lopez, whose relationship with Emily Wharton generates misery and scandal. Part of the Palliser series, the novel is one of Trollope's most complex.

The Power of the Prime Minister


Author: Humphry Berkeley
Publisher: London : Allen and Unwin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Prime ministers
Page: 126
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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
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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
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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
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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 Ministers Who Never Were

A Collection of Political Counterfactuals
Author: Francis Beckett
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849541426
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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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 Governor General and the Prime Ministers

The Making and Unmaking of Governments
Author: Edward McWhinney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781553800316
Category: Political Science
Page: 193
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Since Canada may be faced with a period of minority governments, it has become increasingly important to understand the role of the Head-of-State?the Governor General?in facing the challenge of dysfunctionality. Edward McWhinney clearly lays out the present powers and responsibilities of the office, advising the country on what to expect from the Governor General and Prime Ministers. He does so within an historical frame, revealing how the office has evolved from a time when the Governor General was the appointee and representative of the imperial government to today when the office has become part of Canadas constitutional checks and balances. McWhinney suggests how it is now possible to use the inherent powers of the Head-of-State in concert with the other coordinate arms of government to make the constitutional system work effectively in crisis situations. He delights in showing how the evolving constitutional precedents rarely result from high theory but from colourful personalities forced to make pragmatic decisions in difficult situations. He goes behind the scenes to portray royals, dignitaries and politicians in their private moments as they struggle to adapt constitutional rules to meet changing times. The volume ranges widely over the Commonwealth, showing how separate and diverse countries have drawn on one anothers experience to refashion the Westminster model. McWhinney ends by suggesting possible directions for Canada after the departure of Queen Elizabeth II. "Inhis many writings, McWhinney offers a substantial read, aimed at those keen on politics." ?Douglas Fisher, The Ottawa Sun

Australia's Prime Ministers

From Barton to Howard
Author: Brian Carroll
Publisher: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781877058226
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
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Since Federation Australia has had 25 Prime Ministers. Some have towered over their party, Parliament and the national scene. Others have been pushed about by events or their own colleagues even by Parliament. The contest for the Prime Ministership has come to resemble the presidential-style elections of the United States. It is a personality battle between two contenders, not one over ideas, principles, or even parties. Brian Carroll tells of all 25 Prime Ministers ólong time survivors Bob Menzies, Billy Hughes, Joe Lyons, Malcolm Fraser, and Bob Hawke; of three timers Alfred Deakin and Andrew Fisher; of short-timers Earle Page, Frank Forde, and John McEwen. The book contains a chapter on possible future prime ministers - Latham, Costello and Abbott. Brian Carroll is a Melbourne-based freelance writer who has written several books on aspects of Australian history. He has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Melbourne, with honours in Australian history.