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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Keir Hardie
  • Bob Holman
  • English
  • 15 October 2014
  • 9780745953540

About the Author: Bob Holman

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameBob Holman is a former social worker and professor of social administration known primarily for his practical campaigns for the poor He is the author of A Couple of Ways of Doing Something A New Deal for Social Welfare Champions for Children Children and Crime and Faith in the Poor.



5 thoughts on “Keir Hardie

  1. Alan Marr Alan Marr says:

    Hardie is one of my heroes Christian Unionist Pacifist Temperance campaigner a true social justice campaigner I was inspired by his story even though this book was a little pedestrian

  2. Wilson Wilson says:

    Keir Hardie is of course a fascinating figure A Christian socialist whose socialism came from religious local and political reasons rather than economic theory or devotion to Marx; who was the first Labour MP one of the founders of the party and its first leader Hardie's own words in the biography are the best parts intelligent but straight forward His anger at World War One shines through while his distaste for the monarchy and the class system is as relevant now as it was then despite the shift from heavy industry His ability to keep Labour an independent party not swallowed by the dominate Liberal party of the day is not to be under estimated Unfortunately as great a figure as Hardie was Bob Holman's book is a little weak It seems like it could have done with another pass by an editor to clean up the prose Also Holman is clearly a little too enamoured with Hardie to be wholly objective but he wisely acknowledges this The title of the biography is Keir Hardie Labour's Greatest Hero? Holman makes a reasonably convincing case that Hardie was certainly among them At a time when Labour is in its biggest generational crisis in years it is interesting to look back on Hardie who believed in compromise who believed in attracting non Socialists to the Labour party who wanted to win and see where Labour are now They are nowhere They could do with a new Hardie Labour's greatest hero? Compared to those running Labour now he is a different species

  3. Dave Fagg Dave Fagg says:

    Great book on Keir Hardie who was one of the founders of the Labour Party in the UK He started work in a coal mine at 8 was completely unschooled but rose to high political office Not a brilliantly written book but it a fantastic window into Hardie's times his life his political beliefs and the faith that inspired them Here is a uote from Hardie I have said both in writing and from the platform many times that the impetus which drove me first into the Labour movement and the inspiration which has carried me on in it has been derived from the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth than from all other sources combined

  4. Jon Jon says:

    A good introduction Easy to read and contains a good explanation of the views of the other main biographers such as K O Morgan and Caroline Benn Shows Hardie to be a brilliant man who despite appearing and sounding like a Victorian was in many ways ahead of the times supporting issues such as the rights of women anti colonialisation and children's rights A true prophet

  5. Paul Paul says:

    A fascinating book about a fascinating man I was particularly interested to hear about Hardie's international vision which I'd never heard about before a man ahead of his time in many ways

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