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The Holy Fox : a biography of Lord Halifax

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s. A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The Holy Fox' by Churchill for his political guile, Halifax was one of the most prominent Tory politicians of the interwar period. As Viceroy of India, he struck a deal with Gandhi that ended the Civil Disobedience  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roberts, Andrew, 1963-
Holy Fox.
London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, ©1991
(OCoLC)654213102
Named Person: Edward Frederick Lindley Wood Halifax, Earl of; Edward F L Wood Earl Of Halifax; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood Halifax, Earl of; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood Halifax, Earl of; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood of Halifax; Houston Stewart Chamberlain; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Roberts
ISBN: 0297811339 9780297811336
OCLC Number: 28708457
Description: xi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Roberts.

Abstract:

Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s. A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The Holy Fox' by Churchill for his political guile, Halifax was one of the most prominent Tory politicians of the interwar period. As Viceroy of India, he struck a deal with Gandhi that ended the Civil Disobedience campaign. His meeting with Hitler in 1937 was a milestone in appeasement, yet just days before the infamous Munich agreement, he demanded 'the destruction of Nazism'. By May 1940, for many it was Halifax, not Churchill, who was the natural choice for Britain's war leader. Andrew Roberts' acclaimed biography draws on private documents to offer a nuanced reappraisal of an enigmatic, influential and much-maligned politician.

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