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Michael Young

£24.99

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Michael Young is one of the key figures in British twentieth century history. Focusing on family, community and social change, he has cascaded ideas, in the process coining new words, like 'meritocracy'. He has also initiated or played a major role in creating new and well-known organisations. These include the Consumers' Association, the Open University, and the National and International Extension Colleges. In 1945 he drafted the Labour Party's successful election manifesto Let Us Face the Future : in 1965 he was the first Chairman of the new Social Science Research Council.

His latest creation, the School of Social Entrepreneurs, provides a starting point and a conclusion for this new and carefully researched study of his life and work. This is the first detailed book to examine Young's life and work in perspective. It is based on private and public records and is fascinating in the broad range of subjects that it covers. in itself it is a significant contribution to twentieth-century political and social history.

Grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Minor scratching to DJ with slight wear to the edges and spine. Internally clean with pristine pages. An excellent copy.

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Author(s):
Asa Briggs
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0333750233
ISBN-13:
9780333750230
Number of pages:
413
Publisher:
Palgrave

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Michael Young is one of the key figures in British twentieth century history. Focusing on family, community and social change, he has cascaded ideas, in the process coining new words, like 'meritocracy'. He has also initiated or played a major role in creating new and well-known organisations. These include the Consumers' Association, the Open University, and the National and International Extension Colleges. In 1945 he drafted the Labour Party's successful election manifesto Let Us Face the Future : in 1965 he was the first Chairman of the new Social Science Research Council.

His latest creation, the School of Social Entrepreneurs, provides a starting point and a conclusion for this new and carefully researched study of his life and work. This is the first detailed book to examine Young's life and work in perspective. It is based on private and public records and is fascinating in the broad range of subjects that it covers. in itself it is a significant contribution to twentieth-century political and social history.

Grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Minor scratching to DJ with slight wear to the edges and spine. Internally clean with pristine pages. An excellent copy.

Author(s):
Asa Briggs
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0333750233
ISBN-13:
9780333750230
Number of pages:
413
Publisher:
Palgrave

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