The Life of John Wheatley, by John Hannan
Published by Spokesman Books in 1988, 182 pages. Paperback (N4046P1)
From the rear side cover: John Wheatley was the architect of left-wing opposition on Red Clydeside during the the First World War. He alone commanded the loyalty and respect of all the different groupings amongst the socialists, including such diverse firebrands as Maxton, Gallagher and Kirkwood, and it is to Wheatley that the main credit must go for the achievement of the Independent Labour Party in Glasgow (which provided two-thirds of the city's elected representatives at Westminster)
Wheatley was appointed a minister in the 1924 Labour Government - and his housing act became the one lasting monument of that administration. His challenge to the Labour movement after that government's fall remains pertinent today.....
Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound