Attlee

- A Life in Politics

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Attlee
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
30-07-2010
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Clement Attlee - the man who created the welfare state and decolonised vast swathes of the British Empire, including India - has been acclaimed by many as Britain's greatest twentieth-century Prime Minister. Yet somehow Attlee the man remains elusive and little known. How did such a moderate, modest man bring about so many enduring changes? What are the secrets of his leadership style? And how do his personal attributes account for both his spectacular successes and his apparent failures? When Attlee became Prime Minister in July 1945 he was the leader of a Labour party that had won a landslide victory. With almost 50 percent of the popular vote, Attlee seemed to have achieved the platform for Labour to dominate post-war British politics. Yet just 6 years and 3 months after the 1945 victory, and despite all Attlee's governments had appeared to achieve, Labour was out of office, condemned to opposition for a further 13 years. This presents one of the great paradoxes of twentieth-century British history: how Attlee's government achieved so much, but lost power so quickly. But perhaps the greatest paradox was Attlee himself.Attlee's obituary in "The Times" in 1967 stated that 'much of what he did was memorable; very little that he said'. This new biography, based on extensive research into Attlee's papers and first-hand interviews, examines the myths that have arisen around this key figure of British political life and provides a vivid portrait of the man and his politics.

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Udgivelsesdato:
30-07-2010
ISBN13:
9781845117795
Vægt:
699 g
Dybde:
33 mm
Bredde:
145 mm
Højde:
236 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    Clement Attlee has been acclaimed by many as Britains' greatest 20th-century Prime Minister. Yet somehow Attlee the man remains elusive and little known. This biography examines the myths that have arisen around this key figure of British political life and offers a vivid portrait of the man and his politics. Illustrations

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