* Collection of vibrant analytical pieces on 'The Blair Effect' by top political journalists and historians.
THE BLAIR EFFECT is a collection of authoritative and (reasonably) unpartisan commentaries on the first administration of Tony Blair as it approaches a General Election. The authors demonstrate that it is possible to write contemporary history about even the most recent past in an accessible yet scrupulously objective manner. How much has changed since the landslide election victory of May 1997 What was prompting the changes, and to what extent were they the fruit of number 10's intentions How far might they have happened anyway How effective has the Blair effect been Peter Riddell, Vernon Bogdanor, Dennis Kavanagh and a host of other star analysts pose these questions and do their best to answer them.
The best book on the Blair government. Essential reading. - David Butler
Relax, we can still produce commentators and critics of the highest class. Anthony Seldon has put together an admirable collection of essays on the work of the Blair government to date. - FINANCIAL TIMES
The indispensible new guide to what has happened so far. - GUARDIAN
It is a treat. - OBSERVER
Sir Anthony Seldon is the Headmaster of Wellington College in Berkshire. He is arguably the best-known Headmaster in the country and is particularly well-known for introducing happiness and wellbeing classes into the school in 2006. He co-founded Action for Happiness with Richard Layard in 2011.