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The End Is Nigh : British Politics, Power, and the Road to the Second World War

Author: Robert Crowcroft
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2019.
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The tale of the relentless intrigue, burning ambition, and bitter rivalry in British politics during the years preceding the Second World War, exploring the interaction between Westminster and a world primed to explode.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Crowcroft, Robert.
End Is Nigh : British Politics, Power, and the Road to the Second World War.
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Crowcroft
ISBN: 0192556851 9780192556851
OCLC Number: 1101774779
Notes: PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Cover; The End is Nigh: British Politics, Power, and The Road to The Second World War; Copyright; Dedicationv; PREFACE; War and Myth; 'The Continuation of Politics by Other Means'; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; 1: THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY; An Unexpected Equilibrium; 'To Save Democracy, to Preserve It, and to Inspire It'; 'Politically We Are on Velvet'; 'Great Expectations'; 'Power Without Responsibility'; Democracy and the Conservatives; 2: EMPIRE AND INTRIGUE; Enter Mr Churchill; The Irwin Declaration; A Party Divided; Into the Wilderness; Fate and Fortune 3: THE POLITICS OF FOREIGN POLICYDefining the National Interest; Abyssinia and the Peace Ballot; Succumbing to Temptation; 'We Have Had a Political Earthquake'; 'The Very Midsummer of Madness'; 4: DEFENDING THE REALM; The Struggle Against Martyrdom; 'The Storm Clouds Gather'; 'You Can Smell the Gunpowder!'; 'I Feel ... Fully Entitled ... to State Facts and Draw Morals'; The Erosion of Government Predominance; 5: MR CHAMBERLAIN'S QUEST; 'I Know That I Can Save This Country and I Do Not Believe That Anyone Else Can'; 'If I Were Working the Thing I Should Feel More Confident of Success' 'A One-Man Cabinet''A Faintly Bohemian Flavour'; 'The Far East Is on Fire'; 'Take an Aspirin'; 'We Are Not Talking the Same Language'; 6: A CACOPHONY OF VOICES; The Restoration of the Labour Party; 'A Very Troubled World'; Conservative Concerns; 'The Zigzags and Shifts of British Policy!'; 7: WHO GOVERNS BRITAIN?; 'The Flowers Have Shed Their Petals and the Fires Died Out'; 'People of Whom We Know Nothing'; Things Fall Apart; 'Like Thunderbolts Upon Us'; 8: PLANTING THE FLAG; Creaking Cabinet; The Dark Arts; The Expulsion of Cripps; The Destruction of Czechoslovakia; The Guarantees 'A Great Crunch Is Coming'9: THE DIE IS CAST; The Russian Dimension; Confrontation with Japan; Purchasing Peace?; Spiralling Towards Disaster; The Precariousness of Power; 10: STATE OF SIEGE; 'An Immense and Far-Tentacled Intrigue'; 'Constructive Opposition'; 'The Twilight War'; 'Hold on Tight'; 'Life Is One Long Nightmare'; 'Enjoying Every Moment'; 'Nothing Sufficiently Drastic Has Happened to Break the Long-Established Traditions of Party Intrigue'; 11: DEATH IN THE FJORDS; 'One Thing Is Certain: He Has Missed the Bus'; Failure in Norway; 'Winston Was Being Maddening'
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