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Title:
The time of my life
Author:
Healey, Denis.
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Physical Description:
xiv, 606 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780393028751
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Book

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Oxford graduate Healey, a leader of Britain's Labor Party for more than 40 years who narrowly missed becoming prime minister, presents a lucid account of many of today's major controversies, including nuclear disarmament and dealings with the Third World. In these ``very expansive and gripping memoirs'' according to PW , ``Healey . . . offers extraordinarily interesting observations on American leaders and policies of the post-WW II period.'' Photos. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Choice Review

Healey has been a leading figure in the British Labour party since the 1960s and has served in Labour governments as Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. This autobiography was a bestseller in Britain. It will find fewer readers in the US though it is an outstanding example of the genre. Healey's wide-ranging personal interests in the arts--poetry, opera, literature, painting, theater, photography--and his world-wide travels and acquaintances account for many lively anecdotes. American readers will respond to his comments on American politicians, political parties, and constitutional practices. His judgments regarding nuclear strategy and trends in the world economy must be respected. Healey anticipated something like what occurred in Europe during 1989 because of his admiration for Gorbachev and his understanding of the implications of his policies. Anyone interested in recent British politics will find the book fascinating. Unfortunately without footnotes or bibliography, this well-written and entertaining work nevertheless belongs in all libraries. -J. W. Auld, California State University, Dominguez Hills