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

Author: Robert Crowcroft
Publisher: London : Tauris Academic Studies, 2011.
Series: International library of twentieth century history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As deputy prime minister of Britain's coalition government during World War II, Clement Attlee became one of the most powerful figures in British politics and subsequently played a crucial role in the reshaping of the post-war party-political landscape. The architect of Labour's entry into the wartime coalition, Attlee came to straddle the workings of government to a unique degree. Unmatched in his range of  Read more...
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Crowcroft, Robert.
Attlee's war.
London : Tauris Academic Studies, 2011
(DLC) 2011456114
(OCoLC)765888451
Named Person: C R Attlee; C R Attlee
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Crowcroft
ISBN: 9780857719638 0857719637 1283380609 9781283380607 9781848852860 184885286X
OCLC Number: 772844770
Description: 1 online resource (x, 320 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Capturing the language of patriotism --
Capturing the home front --
Remoulding the state and defending the alliance --
'Parliament is given over to intrigue': the political system under siege --
Future uncertain --
Politics in the shadow of victory.
Series Title: International library of twentieth century history.
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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