Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2013

240 Pages | 6 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082474

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Crisis? What Crisis?

The Callaghan government and the British 'winter of discontent'

John Shepherd

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First full-length study of the British 'winter of discontent'
  • Based on newly-available historical sources and interviews with surviving members of the Callaghan Labour Cabinet; former political advisors, civil servants, trade union leaders and members
  • Over thirty years later, the 'winter of discontent' remains deeply etched in the national psyche and still resonates in British politics
  • Fills an important gap in the historical literature
  • Topical in light of the recent death of Margaret Thatcher

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