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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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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: Machine generated contents note: Introductory essay: a social democrat in action --
1.Lansbury of London, Observer, December 30, 1951 --
2.The King I Knew, Observer, February 10, 1952 --
3.Truth About the War, The National and English Review, January, 1954 --
4.The Pleasure of Books, The National and English Review, January, 1954 --
5.Good Patriot and Bad Politician, The National and English Review, November, 1955 --
6.Keir Hardie, Observer, August 12, 1956 --
7.England My England, Observer, November 25, 1956 --
8.Blue Stocking in Action, The Times, January 22, 1958 --
9.A Good Man, The National and English Review, November, 1958 --
10.Montgomery: My Assessment, Observer, November 2, 1958 --
11.George Lansbury: Man of His Day, The Times, February 20, 1959 --
12.Mr. Churchill's Eden, Observer, June 21, 1959 --
13.The Role of the Monarchy, Observer, August 23, 1959 --
14.The Hiroshima Choice, Observer, August 23, 1959 Note continued: 15.An American 'Statesman of the Century', Observer, October 18, 1959 --
16.Uncle Fred Looks Back, Observer, October 25, 1959 --
17.Jumping the Gun, Observer, November 1, 1959 --
18.What Sort of Man Gets to the Top?, Observer, February 7, 1960 --
19.Flaws at the Top, Observer, February 14, 1960 --
20.A Name for Loyalty, Observer, March 13, 1960 --
21.A Man of Power, Observer, March 20, 1960 --
22.An Unextinguished Flame, Observer, November 6, 1960 --
23.Bevan as Hero, Observer, November 6, 1960 --
24.Courageous Intellectual, Observer, May 3, 1964 --
25.She Made Things Hum, Observer, May 3, 1964 --
26.Toynbee Hall Looks to the Future, The Times, July 2, 1964 --
27.In the Driver's Seat, Observer, October 18, 1964 --
28.The Man I Knew, Observer, January 31, 1965 --
29.Quite Possibly a Classic, Observer, April 4, 1965 --
30.Mr. Macmillan's Early Political Life and Times, The Times, September 5, 1966 --
Epilogue: Professor Peter Hennessey.
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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