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Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography

Gregor Gall


Bob Crow was not only the most well-known union leader of his generation but also the most militant. This biography examines his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents. Using the schema of his personal characteristics (including his public persona), his politics and the power of his members, it explains how and why he was able to punch above his weight in industrial relations and on the political stage, helping the small RMT union become as influential as many of its much larger counterparts. Deploying an array of ... More

Keywords: Bob Crow, Union leader, Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, Socialism, Communism, Trade unionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526100290
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526100290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregor Gall, author
University of Bradford