Jimmy Reid

Author: Kenny MacAskill
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 9781785902697
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Political Science

Jimmy Reid’s funeral in 2010 was attended by Gordon Brown the former Prime Minister, Alex Salmond the First Minister and other leading politicians. Eulogies were given by his friends Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Connolly. Crowds lined the streets for the funeral cortege. The Daily Telegraph described Reid as the ‘greatest MP Scotland never had’ in its obituary. Yet to date there has been no biography of the man who was an iconic figure in Scotland and hugely popular both as a politician and then as a TV and media commentator. Written with the approval and input of his family and friends it provides an insight into the man and his life. MacAskill’s biography describes Jimmy Reid’s rich and varied life from his upbringing in Govan, a senior full time official for the Communist Party of Great Britain, as well as his role in the Upper Clyde Shipbuilder’s work-in which ran for 16 months from June 1971 to October 1972. He was active in the trade union movement, and his political career took him from the CPGB to the Labour Party and eventually to the SNP and the cause of Scottish independence. The biography also covers his later career in the media as an acclaimed newspaper and magazine columnist and gifted television presenter. Underpinning the personal story is Scotland’s changing political landscape, transforming a land of council housing and manufacturing industry to owner occupied and financial services.

We Are The 56

Author: Josh Bircham
Publisher: Cargo Publishing
ISBN: 9781910449523
Release Date: 2015-11-13
Genre: Political Science

After the Scottish National Party’s historic clean sweep in the 2015 General Election, destroying Scottish Labour and the Liberal Democrats North of the Border, this is a timely and in-depth examination of each one of the 56 individuals, many from outwith the political establishment, who now represent the vast majority of Scotland at the Westminster Parliament. Who are they? Where have they come from and what has been their journey into politi? What motivates them? Who or what inspires them? What is their vision for Scotland’s future? We are the 56 is a timely record of the seismic changes in Scottish politi and a fascinating insight into the compelling human stories behind the political headlines.

Calton Hill

Author: Stuart McHardy
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781909912663
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Social Science

Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh's beauties, describes Calton Hill as 'the Glory of Edinburgh'. 'It presents us,' enthused Cockburn,'with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city... it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.'Following on from the success of Arthur's Seat, the Journeys and Evocations series continues with a look at the events and folklore surrounding Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill. Standing only 338 ft (103m) high, this small hill offers a fascinating view of Edinburgh both literally and historically. The book brings together prose, poetry and photographic images to explore the Calton Hill's role in radical nationalist politics through the centuries as well as taking a look at the buildings, philosophy and intrigue of a central part of Edinburgh's landscape.Two of the city's leading storytellers, Donald Smith, director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre... and historian and writer Stuart McHardy, have sifted through the centuries to compile the remarkable guide to Edinburgh's famous landmark. EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS on Arthur's Seat.

The industrial politics of devolution

Author: Jim Phillips
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131666336
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines devolution, explaining this central phenomenon in Scottish and British political life since the 1960s in terms of economic developments and industrial struggles.The book will surprise some readers by showing that devolution was initially advanced in the 1960s by business leaders, keen to isolate Scotland from the perceived advance of socialism under Harold Wilson's government, but was also supported by Scottish trade unionists as a means of protecting employment and improving working-class living standards.The book shows how devolution was shaped by key episodes in industrial politics, notably car manufacturing at Linwood, unofficial strikes and the struggles over industrial relations reform, the grand 'Oceanspan' design for industrial and social regeneration, the famous UCS work-in, the miners' strikes and the impact of North Sea Oil. The book challenges received wisdoms about the 1979 devolution referendum, and places the devolutionary politics of the 1980s and 1990s in this longer, industrial perspective.

Roch Winds

Author: Cailean Gallagher
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781910324844
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Political Science

Did Scotland’s rough wind become something more after the referendum, as so many hoped it would, or did it blow itself out? What power can pessimism have in a nation of newfound self-confidence? A generation ago, the socialist poet Hamish Henderson forecast that ‘mair nor a roch wind’ - more than a rough wind - would rush through the great glen of the world as empires and nations collapsed. In Roch Winds, three young radicals pick through the rubble left in the wake of the storm that propelled the Scottish National Party into a position of unprecedented political dominance in Scotland. This darkly humorous book dissects the rise of the SNP and the fall of Labour during the months leading up to 2014 Independence Referendum and beyond. Drawing on their involvement in the Yes campaign for independence and the Labour Party, the authors cast their eyes to Scotland’s future and to radical horizons. Fluent, funny and full of fighting talk, this book is for everyone who has ever wondered what lies behind the tartan curtain of Scotland’s new establishment.

Waiting for the Revolution

Author: Evan Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781526113658
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Great Britain

A companion piece to 2014's Against the grain, this collection of essays explores trajectories in the British far left from 1956 to the present day.

Mein Weg

Author: Tony Blair
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641050887
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Die politische und persönliche Autobiographie des europäischen Spitzenpolitikers Tony Blair fuhr 1997 den größten Wahlsieg der Labour Party in der britischen Geschichte ein und beendete damit eine 18-jährige Regierungszeit der Konservativen. Als Premierminister stand er bald im Ruf eines dynamischen Staatenlenkers, der mit seinem New Labour den Stillstand und Reformstau der Nach-Thatcher-Ära wirkungsvoll beendete. In seinen Memoiren gibt Tony Blair jetzt unverstellt Einblick in sein privates und politisches Leben und Wirken, wobei neben all den Erfolgen auch die Kontroversen und Enttäuschungen (Stichwort: Irak) nicht ausgeblendet werden. Ein Buch, das die Komplexitäten unserer globalisierten Welt und die Herausforderungen an Führungskräfte über das Politische hinaus konkret erfahrbar werden lässt und zudem Orientierung für die Zukunft bietet. Enthält Hintergrundinformationen aus erster Hand über die internationale Politik der letzten anderthalb Jahrzehnte.

Bienensterben

Author: Lisa O'Donnell
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832187569
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: Fiction

»Unglaublich spannend. Da stockt einem der Atem.« CHRISTINE WESTERMANN Heiligabend in Glasgow: Die fünfzehnjährige Marnie und ihre kleine Schwester Nelly haben gerade ihre toten Eltern im Garten vergraben. Niemand sonst weiß, dass sie da liegen und wie sie dahin gekommen sind. Und die Geschwister werden es niemandem sagen. Irgendwie müssen sie jetzt allein über die Runden kommen, doch allzu viel Geld verdient Marnie als Gelegenheits-Dealerin nicht. So ist es ihnen ganz recht, als ihr alter Nachbar Lennie, stadtbekannter (vermeintlicher) Perversling, sich plötzlich für sie interessiert. Lennie merkt bald, dass die Mädchen seine Hilfe brauchen. Er nimmt sich ihrer an und gibt ihnen so etwas wie ein Zuhause. Als die Leute jedoch beginnen, Fragen zu stellen, zeigen sich erste Risse in Marnies und Nellys Lügengebäude, und es kommen erschütternde Details aus ihrem Familienleben zum Vorschein, was ihre Lage nur noch komplizierter macht. Mit schnörkelloser Präzision, großem Einfühlungsvermögen und finsterem Humor erzählt Lisa O’Donnell die verstörend komische Geschichte dreier verlorener Seelen, die für sich selbst keine Verantwortung tragen können, aber füreinander bedingungslos einstehen. Enthält eine Leseprobe aus Lisa O'Donnells neuem Roman DIE GEHEIMNISSE DER WELT.

Die Soprane

Author: Alan Warner
Publisher:
ISBN: 349922559X
Release Date: 2000
Genre:


New Society

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: NWU:35556018294835
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Great Britain


Die Herren von Hermiston

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849624729
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Die Herren von Hermiston (Weir of Hermiston) ist ein unvollendeter Roman von Robert Louis Stevenson, der im Jahr 1896 postum veröffentlicht wurde. Die Handlung ist in Edinburgh und Umgebung angesiedelt und spielt zur Zeit der Napoleonischen Kriege. Protagonist ist Archie Weir, der Sohn des Lord Oberrichters Adam Weir, dessen Vorbild der berüchtigte „Henkerrichter“ Robert MacQueen Lord Braxfield (1722–1799) ist. Nach einer öffentlichen Kritik am Vater wird Archie auf das Familiengut Hermiston verbannt, wo er sich in die Nichte der Haushälterin Kirstie (Christina) verliebt ... (aus wikipedia.de)