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Attlee : a life in politics

Author: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America and Canada distributed exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Thomas-Symonds, Nicklaus.
Attlee.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America and Canada distributed exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)465618153
Named Person: C R Attlee; C R Attlee; C R Attlee
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds
ISBN: 9781441676221 1441676228 9780857710666 0857710664
OCLC Number: 670430130
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 329 p.) : ill.
Contents: List of Illustrations; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1. Growing Up in Victorian England, 1883-1901; Chapter 2. From Oxford to the East End, 1901-14; Chapter 3. The First World War, 1914-18; Chapter 4. The Political Apprenticeship, 1918-22; Chapter 5. A New Member of Parliament, 1922-24; Chapter 6. Opposition and Indian Affairs, 1924-30; Chapter 7. In Government, 1930-31; Chapter 8. Back in Opposition, 1931-35; Chapter 9. Labour Leadership, 1935-39; Chapter 10. From Opposition to Government, 1939-42.
Responsibility: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds.

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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  Read more...

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