Sinopsis completa ODD COUPLES: THE GREAT POLITICAL PAIRINGS OF MODERN BRITAIN y descripción
At crucial moments in modern British history, it has been the actions of political couples that have changed the course of government.
In this original account, acclaimed political biographer Giles Radice shows how combinations of politicians, often with contrasting but complementary talents, have worked together at key moments `crossing paths' to shape events.
Despite conflicting and sometimes conflicting ambitions, and always with strong egos, these leaders were able to overlook their differences in pursuit of a common cause, demonstrating that cooperation can exist between political rivals.
As Radice argues, successful pairings generally require an alliance between the initiators (such as Churchill, Thatcher, Macmillan and Blair) and the facilitators (Attlee, Whitelaw, Butler and Brown).
Gordon Brown's eventual inability to accept the power relationship between him and Tony Blair was the key to the ultimate failure of New Laborism and contrasted with Attlee's loyalty to Churchill or Butler's continued support for Macmillan.
Radice tells the stories of some of the greatest political actors in British post-war politics, showing how their relationships determined the great successes - and sometimes the greatest falls - of their careers.