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Nye : the political life of Aneurin Bevan

Author: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aneurin - Nye - Bevan was one of the pivotal Labour Party figures of the post-war era in Britain. As Minister for Health in Attlee's government, his role in the foundation of the National Health Service, the world's largest publically-funded health service, changed the face of British society forever. The son of a coal miner from South Wales, Bevan was a life-long champion of social justice and the rights of working  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas-Symonds, Nicklaus.
Nye.
Named Person: Aneurin Bevan; Aneurin Bevan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds
ISBN: 0857734997 9780857734990
OCLC Number: 902664391
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction; Part I; Chapter 1 The Welsh Valleys Childhood, 1897-1911; Chapter 2 The South Wales Coalfield, 1911-19; Part II; Chapter 3 Local Politics, 1919-28; Chapter 4 Monmouthshire County Council and Parliament, 1928-34; Part III; Chapter 5 London and Jennie Lee; Chapter 6 Working-class Unity, 1935-9; Chapter 7 The Second World War, Part I: 1939-42; Chapter 8 The Second World War, Part II: 1943-5; Part IV; Chapter 9 The Labour Governments, 1945-51; Chapter 10 The Creation of the National Health Service; Chapter 11 Bevan's Record on Housing, 1945-51. Chapter 12 Bevan as a Cabinet MinisterChapter 13 Principles and Personalities; Chapter 14 Resignation; Part V; Chapter 15 The Bevanites, 1951-5; Chapter 16 The Pragmatic Bevan, 1955-7; Chapter 17 The Final Years, 1958-60; Conclusion; Further Reading; Notes; Bibliography; Plates; Acknowledgements; Foreword; List of Illustrations.
Responsibility: Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds ; foreword by Neil Kinnock.

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