RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 670430130 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10424544 T1 Attlee a life in politics A1 Thomas-Symonds, Nicklaus., PB I.B. Tauris ; In the United States of America and Canada distributed exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan PP London; New York; New York YR 2010 SN 9781441676221 1441676228 9780857710666 0857710664 AB 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 landslid.