By Ann Oakley

Barbara Wootton used to be one of many striking public figures of the 20th century. She was once a superb social scientist, an architect of the welfare nation, an iconoclast who challenged traditional wisdoms and the 1st girl to sit down at the Woolsack in the home of Lords.

Ann Oakley has written a desirable and hugely readable account of the lifestyles and paintings of this singular lady, however the e-book is going a lot additional. it really is an engaged account of the making of British social coverage at a serious interval visible during the lens of the existence and paintings of a pivotal determine. Oakley tells a narrative concerning the intersections of the general public and the non-public and in regards to the manner her subject's lifestyles spread out inside, was once formed by means of, and helped to form a selected social and highbrow context.

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