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Eden : the life and times of Anthony Eden, first Earl of Avon, 1897-1977

Author: D R Thorpe
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthony Eden, who served as both Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, was one of the central political figures of the twentieth century. This masterly biography examines his controversial career, and reveals the inside stories of the Munich crisis (1938), the Geneva Conference (1954) and the Suez crisis (1956). Churchill's role throughout Eden's career is also shown in an entirely new light."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thorpe, D.R.
Eden.
London : Chatto & Windus, 2003
(OCoLC)606999006
Named Person: Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon; Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon; Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon; Anthony Eden; Anthony Eden; Anthony Eden
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D R Thorpe
ISBN: 0701167440 9780701167448
OCLC Number: 51107112
Description: xxv, 758 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The Rose of Youth --
1. The Way They Lived Then, 1897-1919 --
2. In the Ranks of Death, 1915-19 --
3. Oxford and Political Apprenticeship, 1919-24 --
4. From Warwick to Geneva, 1924-9 --
5. 'A Potential Foreign Secretary', 1929-5 --
6. Burdens of Office, 1935-7 --
7. The Path to Resignation, 1937-8 --
Pt. 2. The Business of War --
8. A New and Sharper Sword, 1938-9 --
9. Uphill All the Way, 1939-41 --
10. Alliances and Conferences, 1941-4 --
11. Avoiding Versailles, 1945 --
Interlude: Peacocks and Lilies --
Pt. 3. Crown Prince --
12. Towards the Property-Owning Democracy, 1945-51 --
13. Coming Home, 1951-3 --
14. Waging Peace, 1953-4 --
15. Waiting for Winston, 1954-5 --
Pt. 4. Greatness Going Off? --
16. 'A Pretty Tough Assignment', 1955-6 --
17. The Sparks Fly Upwards, January-July 1956 --
18. Into the Maze, July-October 1956 --
19. Last Months in Office, November 1956-January 1957 --
20. 'The Past Gone, Seize Today', 1957-77 --
App. I. Eden's Resignation Speech, House of Commons, 21 February 1938 --
App. II. Eden's Speech on the Property-Owning Democracy, Conservative Party Conference, Blackpool, 3 October 1946 --
App. III. The Protocol of Sevres, 24 October 1956 --
App. IV. British Ambassadors to the Major Powers, 1935-57.
Responsibility: D.R. Thorpe.
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"Anthony Eden, who served as both Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, was one of the central political figures of the twentieth century. This masterly biography examines his controversial career, and reveals the inside stories of the Munich crisis (1938), the Geneva Conference (1954) and the Suez crisis (1956). Churchill's role throughout Eden's career is also shown in an entirely new light."--Jacket.

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