The Prime Ministers

The Prime Ministers: An Irreverent Political History in Cartoons Hardcover – 25 Sep 1995
by Kenneth Baker (Author)

An entertaining and revealing account of all the British Prime ministers from Walpole to Major, through the eyes of a cartoonist. Satirical commentary, first in the form of individual prints, later within news-sheets, newspapers and magazines, has always existed. In the 18th century, images of politicians spitting, defecating, fornicating, or gorging themselves on the fruits of office were the norm. In the Victorian age, personal vindictiveness gave way to a gentler analysis of political questions, while our own century has seen a mixture of approaches. This book provides an analysis of 200 drawings and paintings, and an explanation of the themes and events given. The book discusses what the cartoons mean, which PM first manipulated the media, which PM was assassinated, and who was the only PM to shed tears on taking up and leaving office.

Product details
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (25 Sept. 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0500016798
ISBN-13: 978-0500016794
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.3 x 2.5 cm
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

The prime minister’s .an irrevererent political paperback
By Michael Cunnington on 27 Feb. 2017
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Brilliant book and so innovative you have to smile all the way through 10 out of 10

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