Elected to Parliament as a Labour member in 1948, Jenkins (1920- 2003) served in several major posts in Harold Wilson's First Government and as Home Secretary from 1965-1967. In 1987, Jenkins was elected to succeed Harold Macmillan as Chancellor of the University of Oxford following the latter's death, a position he held until his death. Jenkins grew to political maturity during the twilight of a great age of British parliamentary democracy. As much as Churchill, though in quite a different way, Jenkins has been from the cradle a creature of the system that nurtured Palmerston and Disraeli, Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George.
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By Butler M. on 10-01-17
Would you try another book from Roy Jenkins and/or Tom Lionetti-Maguire?
I admire this author who is well served by his other Audible books.
What did you like best about this story?
A wide variety of essay pieces drawn from personal experience.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Lionetti-Maguire?
Any other British accented narrator would have done a better job than this.
Any additional comments?
This production is seriously marred by an amateurish narrating performance.