'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.' Locke, Bentham, Mill, Hobhouse, Keynes, Rawls ... Liberalism has been built on more than three centuries work of political thinkers and writers, and the aspirations of countless human beings who have fought for freedom, democracy, the rule of law and open and tolerant societies. Now, in the first-ever such publication, the History Groups Dictionary of Liberal Thought provides an accessible guide to the key thinkers, groups and concepts associated with liberalism not only British but also European and American. The essential reference book for every thinking Liberal. Full price £35; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £28. See top of page for order details.
The forty-page booklet contains concise biographies of every Liberal leader from the Great Reform Act to the end of the nineteeth century the heyday of the Liberal Party. The total of eleven biographies stretches from Lord Grey to Sir William Harcourt, including such towering figures as Viscout Melbourne, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston and William Ewart Gladstone. Full price £4; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £3.50. See top of page for order details.
Writers, thinkers, journalists, philosophers and politicians contribute nearly 2,000 quotations, musings, provocations, jibes and diatribes. A completely revised and updated edition of the History Group's second book (published originally in 1999), this is the essential guide to who said what about Liberals and Liberalism. Full price £12.99; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £10. See top of page for order details.
300 years of party history in 24 pages. The Liberal Democrat History Group's pamphlet has been revised and updated to include the 2010 election and the formation of the coalition. Full price £2.50; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £2. See top of page for order details.
The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of the Liberal Party, SDP and Liberal Democrats. If you read only one book, it's this one! Full price £30; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £24. See top of page for order details.
Bringing together in one volume more than forty-five of the greatest Liberal speeches by the greatest Liberal speech-makers, from Charles James Fox to Charles Kennedy. Each speech is given a concise introduction setting it in context and explaining its impact. The book opens with general introductions on the evolution of Liberal thinking and themes (by Tony Little and Duncan Brack) and on the art of political rhetoric (by Max Atkinson, author of Our Masters' Voices). Great Liberal Speeches is a unique source of reference for anyone interested in the contribution of Liberals and Liberalism to British politics, and in the importance and impact of political speech-making. Full price £20; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £16. See top of page for order details.
The sixty-page booklet contains concise biographies of every Liberal, Social Democrat and Liberal Democrat leader since 1900. The total of sixteen biographies stretches from Henry Campbell-Bannerman to Nick Clegg, including such figures as H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, Jo Grimond, David Steel, David Owen and Paddy Ashdown. Full price £6; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £5. See top of page for order details.
With Forewords by Paddy Ashdown and Ben Pimlott. This book brings together the biographies of over 200 individuals who have made major contributions to the Liberal Party, or to British Liberalism. Significant essays have been contributed by senior academics on some of Britains most important historical figures, including nineteenth century politicians such as Gladstone and Palmerston, liberal thinkers such as Bentham and Keynes and post-war politicians such as Jeremy Thorpe and Jo Grimond. The Dictionary of Liberal Biography is a unique source of reference for anyone requiring information on the contribution of Liberals and liberalism to British politics - past and present.
Even before they gained the right to vote and to stand for election, women played many key roles in the development of British Liberalism as writers and thinkers, campaigners, political hostesses, organisers and, finally, as parliamentary candidates, MPs and peers. This History Group booklet contains the stories of the women who shaped British Liberalism - including Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Taylor Mill, the suffragist leader Millicent Garrett Fawcett, the first woman Liberal MP Margaret Wintringham, Violet Bonham Carter, Megan Lloyd George, Nancy Seear, Shirley Williams and many more. Full price £6; available to Journal of Liberal History subscribers at the special price of £5. See top of page for order details.