Fame Is the Spur

Fame Is the Spur

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Publisher's Synopsis

'When they buried the Old Warrior there was only one small wreath to go on the coffin... John Hamer Shawcross never forgot that moment.

Hamer Shawcross is born into a poor but aspirational working-class family in Manchester. Studious and hard-working, he becomes a socialist activist, goes into politics and rises to become part of the privileged upper classes he began by opposing. Hamer's trajectory is mirrored by the rise of the Labour movement in Britain from the mid-19th century to the 1930s.

This wonderfully perceptive study of a career politician serves as a telling elegy for the Labour Party.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784976347
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Imprint: Apollo Library
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 649
Weight: 714g
Height: 130mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 44mm