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Attlee's war : World War II and the making of a Labour leader

Author: Robert Crowcroft
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, ©2011.
Series: International library of twentieth century history, 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Crowcroft here examines the political leadership of the unsung architect behind the development of wartime politics and the rise of the Labour party. Crowcraft argues that Atlee's influence facilitated a significant shift towards Labour which sowed the seeds towards his party's post-war victory.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: C R Attlee; C R Attlee; C R Attlee; Clement R Attlee
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Crowcroft
ISBN: 9781848852860 184885286X
OCLC Number: 747917438
Description: x, 310 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: International library of twentieth century history, 41.
Other Titles: World War II and the making of a Labour leader
Responsibility: Robert Crowcroft.

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The book mounts a challenge to the popular image of Attlee as a reticent collegiate, and unravels his elusive path to power. Shedding new light on an often misunderstood figure, this book will appeal  Read more...

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