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Parliament and Politics in the Age of Churchill and Attlee

Parliament and Politics in the Age of Churchill and Attlee
The Headlam Diaries 1935–1951

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Part of Camden Fifth Series

  • Date Published: July 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521661430

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  • This volume publishes the private diary of a senior Conservative Member of Parliament, Sir Cuthbert Headlam, during the period of the Second World War. Clearly written and highly readable, it gives a fascinating inside view of British public life in those years. Because of its length and coverage, this political diary is uniquely important. It covers the period of 'appeasement' and the coming of the war, the conflict itself, and post-war Labour government and the development of the Cold War. It has much to say about figures such as Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan.

    • Opens a unique window upon British public life in the second quarter of the 20th century
    • Fascinating and very readable journal that chronicles the rise and fall of the century's great politicians
    • A vivid account of politics from the 1930s right through to the advent of the Cold War
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    'The diaries nevertheless make major contributions in particular areas. The treatment of constituency politics is fascinating.' Twentieth Century British History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521661430
    • length: 680 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 147 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.988kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Map of constituencies in the Northern Area
    North Area Chairman: November 1935 to August 1937
    Appeasement and Munich: September 1937 to October 1938
    The approach of war: November 1938 to August 1939
    The phoney war: September 1939 to May 1940
    Return to Parliament: May to October 1940
    Winston's war: October 1940 to June 1941
    The invasion of Russia: June to December 1941
    Dark days: December 1941 to May 1942
    'As bad as ever': May to October 1942
    The tide begins to turn: November 1942 to May 1943
    The Allies advance: May to December 1943
    The Second Front: January to September 1944
    The revival of party politics: September 1944 to March 1945
    Labour landslide: March to October 1945, May to July 1946
    Opposition and crisis: January to July 1947
    Reshaping the Party: July to December 1947
    The Cold War: January to July 1948
    Waiting for the Tory revival: January 1949 to June 1949
    Devaluation and deselection: June 1949 to February 1950
    The last Parliament: March to May 1950, January to February 1951.

  • Editor

    Stuart Ball, University of Leicester

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