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Attlee's great contemporaries : the politics of character

Author: C R Attlee; Frank Field
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2009.
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This is a collection of Clement Attlee's writings - brought together by Frank Field MP - that comment on political leadership today. In 1946, Clement Attlee came to power as Labour Prime Minister with a huge landslide majority. Under his leadership some of the greatest reforms were initiated, not least the founding of the National Health Service. Attlee had a firm vision of a more just and equitable society, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Attlee, C.R. (Clement Richard), 1883-1967.
Attlee's great contemporaries.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2009
(OCoLC)649245517
Named Person: C R Attlee; Clement R Attlee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C R Attlee; Frank Field
ISBN: 9780826432247 0826432247
OCLC Number: 277203842
Description: lvii, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction by Frank Field; 1. Montgomery: My Assessment; 2. Blaming Eisenhower; 3. Ernest Bevin: A Name for Loyalty; 4. George Lansbury; 5. Winston Spencer Churchill As I Knew Him; 6. Nye Bevan; 7. The Changing Role of the Member of Parliament; 8. Blaming Eisenhower; 9. On the Art of Being Prime Minister; 10. Party Discipline; Afterword by Professor Peter Hennessy.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Field.

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Extract published in New Statesman, 14 May 2009. Large article by Field in The Times, 30.05.09. Discussion of topic, book mention, The Times. 30 May 2009. Article on the book in the Evening Standard. Read more...

 
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