Monday, September 22, 2008
The Prime Minister by Peter Hennessy
Probably the best single volume available on the UK's premier political office. Peter Hennessy is a veteran chronicler of Whitehall politics, highly regarded both in academia and the politically active world, and his substantial book really gets under the skin of the position of prime minister. The first half is a detailed assesment of the office, the second is a series of chapter length profiles of the holders of the office since 1945.