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The Neville Chamberlain diary letters. Vol. 2, The reform years, 1921-27

Author: Neville Chamberlain; Robert C Self
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1915 until his death in 1940, Neville Chamberlain wrote detailed weekly epistles to his sisters. This volume collects together letters that he wrote between 1921 and 1927 - "The Reform Years" -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Neville Chamberlain; Neville Chamberlain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neville Chamberlain; Robert C Self
ISBN: 1840146923 9781840146929
OCLC Number: 59575398
Description: 500 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Neville Chamberlain - 1921-27: the reform years; 1921: 'To speculate on Austen's position': backbench frustrations and disappointments; 1922: 'I should like to be rid of the Goat': decline and fall of the Coalition; 1923: 'Things change so quickly in politics': Postmaster-General, Health, the Treasury and defeat; 1924: 'Lord! Lord! What a funny world': opposition and the 'New Conservatism'; 1925: 'I might be a great Minister of Health': pensions, rating and valuation; 1926: 'I am an asset...of the Government': West Ham, the coal dispute and rural housing; 1927: 'Everything is going wrong this session': slums and the frustrations of Poor Law reform; Appendix I: the Chamberlain household and family; Appendix II: primary sources; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Self.
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'Now Robert Self has placed all students of inter-war Britain in his debt by producing an expertly edited collection of Chamberlain's letters to his two sisters... the years that are covered here, Read more...

 
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