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Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan D R Thorpe

Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan von D R Thorpe

Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan D R Thorpe


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Zusammenfassung

Great-grandson of a crofter and son-in-law of a Duke, Harold Macmillan (1894-1986) was both complex as a person and influential as a politician. This title presents a portrait of a turbulent age.

Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan Zusammenfassung

Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan D R Thorpe

Great-grandson of a crofter and son-in-law of a Duke, Harold Macmillan (1894-1986) was both complex as a person and influential as a politician. Marked by terrible experiences in the trenches in the First World War and by his work as an MP during the Depression, he was a Tory rebel - an outspoken backbencher, opposing the economic policies of the 1930s and the appeasement policies of his own government. Churchill gave him responsibility during the Second World War with executive command as 'Viceroy of the Mediterrranean'. After the War, in opposition, Macmillan overhauled the Conservatives on progressive and radical lines; after 1951, in government, he served as Minister of Housing, Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He became Prime Minister after the Suez Crisis, and between 1957 and 1963 presided over Great Britain's transition from the age of austerity to that of affluence. He also proved himself one of the great publishers of his generation. The culmination of 35 years of research by one of our most respected historians, "Supermac" gives an unforgettable portrait of a turbulent age. It is a magisterial biography destined to become a classic.

Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan Bewertungen

"The best biography of a post-war British Prime Minister yet written." Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Government at University of Oxford "...meticulous and magisterial...as exciting as it is authoritative..." Mail on Sunday "splendid and surely definitive biography...a superb biographical achievement...succinct, frank and insightful" -- Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times "DR Thorpe is not the first to wrestle [with Macmillan] but Thorpe's account is the most intensively researched and most intimate portrait of all. Supermac has found a Superbiographer" -- Paul Addison Literary Review

Über D R Thorpe

D.R. Thorpe's work on the constitutional history and politics of the 20th century has made him one of Britain's most respected historians. He has written biographies of Alec Douglas-Home, Anthony Eden, Selwyn Lloyd, Austen Chamberlain, Lord Curzon and Lord Butler. Thorpe is a senior member of Brasenose College, Oxford, and has been a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and of St Antony's College, Oxford.

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR002549272
9780701177485
0701177489
Supermac The Life of Harold Macmillan D R Thorpe
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Gebundene Ausgabe
Vintage Publishing
2010-09-09
896
Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2011
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