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Neville Chamberlain

Author: Nick Smart
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge historical biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new biography, Nick Smart offers a picture conditioned more by the opinions of contemporaries than by hindsight, examining Chamberlain's life, career, achievements and failures. Stressing that the system in which Chamberlain found himself operating had more impact on the historical developments than anything he did personally, Smart describes a man who was hardworking but ultimately out of his depth,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Neville Chamberlain; Neville (Politiker) Chamberlain; Neville Chamberlain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Smart
ISBN: 9780415367974 0415367972 9780415458658 041545865X
OCLC Number: 631200383
Description: xiv, 306 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Family and early life --
Early manhood --
Birmingham businessman --
Birmingham politics --
Whitehall and Westminister --
Member of Parliament --
Politics and ambition 1923-1929 --
Opposition and national government 1929-1931 --
Chancellor again 1931-1935 --
Foreign policy, kings and rearmament 1935-1937 --
Prime Minister 1937-1940 --
War and death.
Series Title: Routledge historical biographies.
Responsibility: Nick Smart.
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The most reinterpreted of modern British Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain has often been portrayed as a social reformer out of sync with the times in which he lived. This biography describes him  Read more...

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