Saturday, June 28, 2008
Book learning #42
The Prime Minister, the office and it's holders since 1945.
Hennessey is a great contemporary historian.
I first read this a few years ago, I picked it up again for two reasons. I was bored and I'd loved it the first time. I was hoping to find some insight into leadership that might help with my current professional ennui.
I loved it all over again, most of all Clement Atlee, then Harold Macmillan, then James Callaghan.
Did I learn anything?
Have I used that learning?
Perhaps but maybe not yet.
Did I enjoy re-reading the moments of power and struggle of the the last 65 years?
Do I look like a political geek?