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John Campbell - Author

About the Author

John Campbell is the author of many biographies including one of Edward Heath, for which he won the 1994 NCR award, The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady and, most recently, Pistols at Dawn: Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown. He is married and lives in Kent.

Featured books by John Campbell

Roy Jenkins

Roy Jenkins

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of national life and politics. First, as a radical Home Secretary in the 1960s he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender. Attacked by conservatives as the godfather of the permissive society, he was a pioneering champion of gay rights, racial equality and feminism. He also reformed the police and criminal trials and introduced the independent police complaints commission. Second, he was an early and consistent advocate of European unity who played a decisive role in achieving British membership first of the Common Market and then of the European Union. From 1977 to 1980 he served as the first (and so far only) British president of the European Commission. Public opinion today is swinging against Europe; but for the past forty years participation in Europe was seen by all parties as an unquestioned benefit, and no-one had more influence than Jenkins in that historic redirection of British policy. Third, in 1981, when both the Conservative and Labour parties had moved sharply to the right and left respectively he founded the centrist Social Democratic Party (SDP) which failed in its immediate ambition of breaking the mould of British politics - largely because the Falklands war transformed Mrs Thatcher's popularity - but merged with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats and paved the way for Tony Blair's creation of New Labour. On top of all this, Jenkins was a compulsive writer whose twenty-three books included best-selling biographies of Asquith, Gladstone and Churchill. As Chancellor of Oxford University he was the embodiment of the liberal establishment with a genius for friendship who knew and cultivated everyone who mattered in the overlapping worlds of politics, literature, diplomacy and academia; he also had many close women friends and enjoyed an unconventional private life. His biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life.

Roy Jenkins

Roy Jenkins

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize. Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of national life and politics. First, as a radical Home Secretary in the 1960s he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender. Attacked by conservatives as the godfather of the permissive society, he was a pioneering champion of gay rights, racial equality and feminism. He also reformed the police and criminal trials and introduced the independent police complaints commission. Second, he was an early and consistent advocate of European unity who played a decisive role in achieving British membership first of the Common Market and then of the European Union. From 1977 to 1980 he served as the first (and so far only) British president of the European Commission. Public opinion today is swinging against Europe; but for the past forty years participation in Europe was seen by all parties as an unquestioned benefit, and no-one had more influence than Jenkins in that historic redirection of British policy. Third, in 1981, when both the Conservative and Labour parties had moved sharply to the right and left respectively he founded the centrist Social Democratic Party (SDP) which failed in its immediate ambition of breaking the mould of British politics - largely because the Falklands war transformed Mrs Thatcher's popularity - but merged with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats and paved the way for Tony Blair's creation of New Labour. On top of all this, Jenkins was a compulsive writer whose twenty-three books included best-selling biographies of Asquith, Gladstone and Churchill. As Chancellor of Oxford University he was the embodiment of the liberal establishment with a genius for friendship who knew and cultivated everyone who mattered in the overlapping worlds of politics, literature, diplomacy and academia; he also had many close women friends and enjoyed an unconventional private life. His biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life.

Other books by John Campbell

Questioning Racinian Tragedy

Questioning Racinian Tragedy

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Noting significant differences between the individual tragedies of Racine and the many current notions of what Racinian tragedy is deemed to imply, John Campbell explores the identity and meaning of the modern Racine. He asks if any one critical paradigm, propounded to explain what is commonly called Racinian tragedy, even permits a convincing interpretation of any single play. He expresses skepticism as to whether the various tragedies can together constitute a body of work methodologically and ideologically cohesive enough to demonstrate any set of clearly identifiable patterns. Campbell's examination of the individual tragedies suggests the works are marked by difference, difficulty, uncertainty, and irresolution. This focus is a reminder that Racine is a critical fiction, and that Racinian tragedy is in reality a series of separate entities, individual dramatic works created as such.

Atrocious Judges

Atrocious Judges

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Atrocious Judges

Atrocious Judges

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Two Knapsacks

Two Knapsacks

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Two Knapsacks

Two Knapsacks

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Black Star Passes

Black Star Passes

Author: John Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention.... First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets.... The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....

Islands of Space

Islands of Space

Author: John Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2018

Islands of Space is generally credited with introducing the concepts of hyperspace and the warp drive to science fiction. The novel concerns the adventures of four heroes, Arcot, Morey, Wade and Fuller. A masterpiece of science fiction!

Invaders from the Infinite (Serapis Classics)

Invaders from the Infinite (Serapis Classics)

Author: John Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

GALAXIES IN THE BALANCE The famous scientific trio of Arcot, Wade and Morey, challenged by the most ruthless aliens in all the universes, blasted off on an intergalactic search for defenses against the invaders of Earth and all her allies. World after world was visited, secret after secret unleashed, and turned to mighty weapons of intense force-and still the Thessian enemy seemed to grow in power and ferocity. Mighty battles between huge space armadas were but skirmishes in the galactic war, as the invincible aliens savagely advanced and the Earth team hurled bolt after bolt of pure ravening energy-until it appeared that the universe itself might end in one final flare of furious torrential power....

Islands of Space (Serapis Classics)

Islands of Space (Serapis Classics)

Author: John Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

As Earth's faster-than-light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, "e;We made good time! Twenty-nine light years in ten seconds! Yet you had it on at only half power...."e; Arcot pushed the control lever all the way to full power. The ship filled with the strain of flowing energy, and sparks snapped in the air of the control room as they raced at an inconceivable speed through the darkness of intergalactic space. But suddenly, far off to their left and far to their right, they saw two shining ships paralleling their course! They held grimly to the course of the Earth ship, bracketing it like an official guard. The Earth scientists stared at them in wonder. "e;Lord,"e; muttered Morey, "e;where can they have come from?"e;

The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools Creating Conditions for Effective Learning

The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools Creating Conditions for Effective Learning

Author: John Campbell, Christian van Nieuwerburgh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2017

This is a step-by-step guide to the practice of leadership coaching, an effective means to expand leadership capacity across schools and districts. Simple, but powerful, GROWTH Coaching framework can be put to immediate use to create positive impact in various settings.

Ganyesa Stories from South African Peace Corps

Ganyesa Stories from South African Peace Corps

Author: John Campbell, Christine Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Berkeley's Puzzle What Does Experience Teach Us?

Berkeley's Puzzle What Does Experience Teach Us?

Author: John Campbell, Quassim Cassam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2016

Sensory experience seems to be the basis of our knowledge and conception of mind-independent things. The puzzle is to understand how that can be: even if the things we experience (apples, tables, trees, etc), are mind-independent how does our sensory experience of them enable us to conceive of them as mind-independent? George Berkeley thought that sensory experience can only provide us with the conception of mind-dependent things, things which cannot exist when they aren't being perceived. It's easy to dismiss Berkeley's conclusion but harder to see how to avoid it. In this book, John Campbell and Quassim Cassam propose very different solutions to Berkeley's Puzzle. For Campbell, sensory experience can be the basis of our knowledge of mind-independent things because it is a relation, more primitive than thought, between the perceiver and high-level objects and properties in the mind-independent world. Cassam opposes this 'relationalist' solution to the Puzzle and defends a 'representationalist' solution: sensory experience can give us the conception of mind-independent things because it represents its objects as mind-independent, but does so without presupposing concepts of mind-independent things. This book is written in the form of a debate between two rival approaches to understanding the relationship between concepts and sensory experience. Although Berkeley's Puzzle frames the debate, the questions addressed by Campbell and Cassam aren't just of historical interest. They are among the most fundamental questions in philosophy.

Morning in South Africa

Morning in South Africa

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2016

This incisive, deeply informed book introduces post-apartheid South Africa to an international audience. Despite calls to undermine the 1994 political settlement characterized by human rights guarantees and the rule of law, distinguished diplomat John Campbell argues that the country's future is bright and that its democratic institutions will weather its current lackluster governance.

Ignition: Creating a Better World for Our Grandchildren

Ignition: Creating a Better World for Our Grandchildren

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2016

There is a growing belief worldwide that things have gone terribly wrong. We are plagued by corruption, violence, greed and self-interest. And we know that this is unsustainable in societal, economic and environmental terms. We need ideas to help us change the system so that we can be positive about our world, what we do and how we do it. We need to believe that there is enough to go around, we need to live within the planet's capacity and we need to change our language from positional, ideological argument to genuine dialogue. This book provides a framework and some questions to help you make this change.

Complete Casting Handbook Metal Casting Processes, Metallurgy, Techniques and Design

Complete Casting Handbook Metal Casting Processes, Metallurgy, Techniques and Design

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2015

Campbell's Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design, Second Edition provides an update to the first single-volume guide to cover modern principles and processes in such breadth and depth, while also retaining a clear, practical focus. The work has a unique viewpoint, interpreting the behavior of castings, and metals as a whole, in terms of their biofilm content, the largely invisible casting defects which control much of the structure and behavior of metals. This new edition includes new findings, many from John Campbell's own research, on crack initiation, contact pouring, vortex gates, and the Cosworth Process.

Roy Jenkins

Roy Jenkins

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of national life and politics. First, as a radical Home Secretary in the 1960s he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender. Attacked by conservatives as the godfather of the permissive society, he was a pioneering champion of gay rights, racial equality and feminism. He also reformed the police and criminal trials and introduced the independent police complaints commission. Second, he was an early and consistent advocate of European unity who played a decisive role in achieving British membership first of the Common Market and then of the European Union. From 1977 to 1980 he served as the first (and so far only) British president of the European Commission. Public opinion today is swinging against Europe; but for the past forty years participation in Europe was seen by all parties as an unquestioned benefit, and no-one had more influence than Jenkins in that historic redirection of British policy. Third, in 1981, when both the Conservative and Labour parties had moved sharply to the right and left respectively he founded the centrist Social Democratic Party (SDP) which failed in its immediate ambition of breaking the mould of British politics - largely because the Falklands war transformed Mrs Thatcher's popularity - but merged with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats and paved the way for Tony Blair's creation of New Labour. On top of all this, Jenkins was a compulsive writer whose twenty-three books included best-selling biographies of Asquith, Gladstone and Churchill. As Chancellor of Oxford University he was the embodiment of the liberal establishment with a genius for friendship who knew and cultivated everyone who mattered in the overlapping worlds of politics, literature, diplomacy and academia; he also had many close women friends and enjoyed an unconventional private life. His biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life.

Berkeley's Puzzle What Does Experience Teach Us?

Berkeley's Puzzle What Does Experience Teach Us?

Author: John Campbell, Quassim Cassam Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Sensory experience seems to be the basis of our knowledge and conception of mind-independent things. The puzzle is to understand how that can be: even if the things we experience (apples, tables, trees etc), are mind-independent how does our sensory experience of them enable us to conceive of them as mind-independent? George Berkeley thought that sensory experience can only provide us with the conception of mind-dependent things, things which cannot exist when they aren't being perceived. It's easy to dismiss Berkeley's conclusion but harder to see how to avoid it. In this book, John Campbell and Quassim Cassam propose very different solutions to Berkeley's Puzzle. For Campbell, sensory experience can be the basis of our knowledge of mind-independent things because it is a relation, more primitive than thought, between the perceiver and high-level objects and properties in the mind-independent world. Cassam opposes this 'relationalist' solution to the Puzzle and defends a 'representationalist' solution: sensory experience can give us the conception of mind-independent things because it represents its objects as mind-independent, but does so without presupposing concepts of mind-independent things. This book is written in the form of a debate between two rival approaches to understanding the relationship between concepts and sensory experience. Although Berkeley's Puzzle frames the debate, the questions addressed by Campbell and Cassam aren't just of historical interest. They are among the most fundamental questions in philosophy.

In Colours Green and White: Volume 2 A Post-war History of Hibs

In Colours Green and White: Volume 2 A Post-war History of Hibs

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2013

In Colours Green and White is the second volume in John Campbell's fascinating post-war history of Hibernian Football Club, which continues to relive the club's past with a game-by-game and goal-by-goal account of the Easter Road team between 1967 and 1990. In the years that followed the halcyon days of the Famous Five and the club's domination of the league championship, the Easter Road faithful continued to witness some outstanding milestones in the history of the club. As pioneers in Europe, Hibernian regularly faced giants of the European stage, rising majestically to the occasion year after year against Italian, German, Portuguese and English opposition, with illustrious names like Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Hamburg and Liverpool all leaving Edinburgh cowed by the men in green and white. Throughout this period the team that would become known as 'Turnbull's Tornadoes' lifted the League Cup and pulled off the mother of all derby wins at Tynecastle in January 1973 with a display of outstanding tactical play and mesmeric footballing skill. Denied a position at the pinnacle of Scottish football by Jock Stein's superb Celtic side, Eddie Turnbull's Hibs nevertheless entertained wherever they played and are remembered to this day with huge affection by fans around the country.

F. E. Smith First Earl of Birkenhead

F. E. Smith First Earl of Birkenhead

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

'The most fully researched and fully revealing life of this particular Lord Chancellor that we are ever likely to get.' David Cannadine, London Review of Books F.E. Smith was the most brilliant political personality of the Edwardian era: 'the cleverest man in the kingdom', said Beaverbrook. The youngest Lord Chancellor since Judge Jeffreys, he engaged in some of the most bitter political battles of the age: Ulster, trade union reform, the House of Lords. He emerges from this masterly biography as a massively compelling figure. 'A triumph of scholarship, judgement, lucidity and art... Like its subject John Campbell's book is leisurely, feline, and very, very clever.' Roy Foster, Guardian 'A model biography.' A.J.P. Taylor, Observer 'A joy... 800 pages of trenchant and often vivid prose.' The Times

Edward Heath A Biography

Edward Heath A Biography

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

The son of a carpenter, Edward Heath broke the patrician mould of Tory leaders. He pioneered free enterprise Conservatism ahead of Thatcher. He committed Britain to Europe. With accomplishments outside politics - in music and international sailing - he is the most multi-talented Prime Minister this century. Yet his period in office, which began with such high hopes in June 1970, collapsed in chaos and humiliation after only three-and-a-half years. In this powerful, bestselling biography, John Campbell shows us a nation undergoing a social and psychological revolution and, at its centre, a man of vision and integrity whose legacy will shape British history for decades to come.

Nigeria Dancing on the Brink

Nigeria Dancing on the Brink

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria's post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the brink. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, elite competition, and radical Islamic insurrection that have undermined Nigeria's nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. Campbell provides concrete policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigeria's political, social, and economic development.

Lloyd George The Goat in the Wilderness 1922-1931

Lloyd George The Goat in the Wilderness 1922-1931

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2013

Lloyd George fell from power in October 1922, never to hold office again. As a result he has tended to be written out of the politics of the 1920s. But John Campbell (in this, his first book, published in 1977) argues that Lloyd George remained the central figure on the political stage until 1931: his 'spectre haunted the Cabinet Room of his successors like Banquo's ghost.' He worked with Keynes and others to find a remedy for mass unemployment; but the two-party trap was closing on the Liberals, and a great career was doomed to end in frustration and disappointment. 'A vivid and sympathetic picture of the greatest British politician of the [twentieth] century. It throws a new light on the politics of the 1920s, and in particular on the internal politics of the Liberal Party.' David Marquand, TLS 'No praise could be too high for this book.' John Grigg, Spectator.

How to Attune Yourself to Reiki the Cosmology Way

How to Attune Yourself to Reiki the Cosmology Way

Author: John Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

How to attune yourself to Reiki the Cosmology Way. John Campbell provides us with a groundbreaking new approach to this effective healing form. He gives practical and spiritual information on what Reiki actually is and shows how you can attune yourself to the sacred energy of the Reiki symbols without the help of a Reiki master. The author covers the three levels of Reiki, starting with level three and giving explicit knowledge in an easy-to-use format. Includes information on chakras, healing sessions, grounding, protection, and mythology. Illustrated step-by-step exercises promote an in-depth understanding of Reiki.

At Easter Road They Play A Post War History of Hibs

At Easter Road They Play A Post War History of Hibs

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Since 1875 Hibernian Football Club has been an integral part of sporting life in the City of Edinburgh and Port of Leith; its early history up to 1946 has been brilliantly documented in The Making of Hibernian trilogy by Alan Lugton. John Campbell's At Easter Road they Play is the first part of a new trilogy that brings the history up to date, picking up the story from 1946 and covering what was the most successful part of the club's history when Hibernian won three Championship titles and became the first British club to play in the European Cup, reaching the semi-final. Packed with anecdotal tales of the times, it gives a fascinating insight into life at the club when the Famous Five were in their heyday right through to the mid-sixties when a young lad by the name of Joe Baker burst onto the scene. A game-bygame, goal-by-goal account of the many highs and numerous lows, At Easter Road they Play takes the reader on a fantastic journey back to the days when massive crowds flocked to Easter Road to see Hibernian play. For any Hibs fan that lived through those heady days this book will bring back to life a host of happy memories whilst at the same time allowing those fans who were perhaps too young or not even born at the time to see just how different football was back then when compared to the modern day game.

Pistols at Dawn Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown

Pistols at Dawn Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2010

Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone. Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher. Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. Personal rivalry is the very stuff of politics. The causes and controversies, the parties and technology may have changed over time but political conflict is still dramatised by the competition of ambitious individuals for the highest offices. Over the past two hundred years the size of the electorate has grown enormously and the means of reaching it transformed out of all recognition but human nature itself hasn't changed. In his thought-provoking book John Campbell considers eight pairs of rivals and shows how their antagonism, which often evolved into outright loathing, has determined the course of political conflict. In each of his cases studies - Fox and Pitt, Castlereagh and Canning, Gladstone and Disraeli, Asquith and Lloyd George, Bevan and Gaitskell, Macmillan and Butler, Heath and Thatcher, Brown and Blair - he combines a vivid narrative with an authoritative assessment of the historical legacy that reveals how ideology is inextricably entwined with personality.

Map Use & Analysis

Map Use & Analysis

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2009

This book is designed to serve as an introduction to the fascinating world of maps. It explains how to use maps to obtain information about a wide variety of topics. Throughout the book, maps are viewed in a broad framework. Thus, the discussion includes mental maps, aerial photographs, remotely sensed images, computer-assisted cartography, and geographical information systems, in addition to traditional printed maps. The writing style is neither formalistic nor casual, with an emphasis on clarity of explanation. The discussions assume that the reader has no specific prior knowledge of the topic, so that even novice map users can understand and use the information and techniques presented.

The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady

The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge for leadership of the Conservative party to her eleven tumultuous years in Downing Street and her eventual removal from power. This is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary individual who changed the face of Britain; John Campbell portrays an ambitious and determined woman who started cautiously, grew in confidence after the Falklands War but became increasingly remote and domineering until she finally lost the trust of her colleagues.

Shape Casting 3rd International Symposium 2009

Shape Casting 3rd International Symposium 2009

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2009

Margaret Thatcher Volume One: The Grocer's Daughter

Margaret Thatcher Volume One: The Grocer's Daughter

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

When Margaret Thatcher unexpectedly emerged to challenge Edward Heath for the Conservative Party leadership in 1975, the public knew her only as the archetypal Home Counties Tory Lady, more famous for her hats than for any outstanding talent: she had a rich businessman husband, sent her children to the most expensive private schools and sat in Parliament for Finchley. Yet almost overnight she reinvented herself. Journalists who set out to discover where she came from were amazed to find that she had grown up above a grocer's shop in Grantham. Within weeks of her becoming Tory leader an entirely new image was in place, based around the now famous corner shop beside the Great North Road; the strict Methodist upbringing; and her father, who taught her the 'Victorian values' which were the foundations of her subsequent career. In the first volume of the first full-scale biography of Margaret Thatcher since her fall from power - and the first thoroughly to explore her early life - John Campbell re-examines the mythology and suggests a more complex reality behind the idealised picture accepted by Lady Thatcher's early biographers. He portrays an ambitious and determined woman ruthlessly distancing herself from her roots, until the moment in 1975 when they suddenly became a political asset.

Margaret Thatcher Volume Two The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher Volume Two The Iron Lady

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter, described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This second volume covers the whole eleven and a half years of her momentous premiership. Thirteen years after her removal from power, this is the first comprehensive and fully researched study of the Thatcher Government from its hesitant beginning to its dramatic end. Campbell draws on the mass of memoirs and diaries of Mrs Thatcher's colleagues, aides, advisers and rivals, as well as on original material from the Ronald Reagan archive, shedding fascinating new light on the Reagan-Thatcher 'special relationship', and on dozens of interviews. The Iron Lady will confirm John Campbell's Margaret Thatcher as one of the greatest political biographies of recent times.

Reference and Consciousness

Reference and Consciousness

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

John Campbell investigates how consciousness of the world explains our ability to think about the world. So your ability to think about objects you can see depends on your capacity for conscious visual attention to those things. Reference and Consciousness illuminates classical problems about thought, reference and experience by looking at the underlying psychological mechanisms on which conscious attention depends.

Mazinaw Experience

Mazinaw Experience

Author: John Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2000

The Mazinaw, a place of striking natural beauty, is famous for Bon Echo Rock, a massive sheer cliff, dropping into one of Ontario's deepest lakes. The Mazinaw Experience traces the presence of human habitation on the shores of the Mazinaw from its earliest beginnings to the present, from the nomadic Aboriginal people who believed the cliff top to be a sacred place and the rugged lumbermen whose entrepreneurial zeal cleared out the mighty pine, to the settlers who struggled to create new lives for their families. Mini-profiles of personalities such as Johnny Bey and Billa Flint, along with stories involving colonization roads, the settlement towns, the mining and the coming of the railway, provide insights into the Mazinaw area of today. The memory of Bon Echo Inn lives on in Bon Echo Park, as does the legacy of Flora MacDonald and her son Merrill Denison. Today, the Mazinaw area continues to grow in popularity.

A Yachtsman's Guide to Collision Rules

A Yachtsman's Guide to Collision Rules

Author: John Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/1998

The collision regulations are of vital importance to all who sail, whether for pleasure or commerce. This manual gives full, clear explanations with the aid of 300 colour illustrations. It also contains self-testers for candidates of various sea-going examinations.

Past, Space, and Self

Past, Space, and Self

Author: John Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/1995

Humans were thought to be unique among the species in having minds, but recent results showing the richness and diversity in animal psychology makes this view untenable. Yet there remains the question of whether we can map the features of a particularly human psychology that are responsible for its overall structure. In this book John Campbell shows that the general structural features of human thought can be seen as having their source in the distinctive ways in which we think about space and time. He describes the contrasts between animal representations of space and time and distinctively human ways of thinking about them. In particular, he shows what is special about the human ability of to think about the past.Campbell looks at how self-consciousness exploits these particular abilities in thinking about space and the past. He discusses at length the relation between self-consciousness and the first person and how fundamental the first person is in ordinary thought. Campbell shows that the structured character of ordinary thinking can be explained by reference to the demands of first-person thinking and the way in which first-person thiinking exploits distinctively human respresentations of space and time. Finally, he considers the metaphysical implications of this approach, in particular, how ordinary self-consciousness relies on a realist view of the past.

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