The Resource Attlee, Robert Pearce

Attlee, Robert Pearce

Label
Attlee
Title
Attlee
Statement of responsibility
Robert Pearce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Clement Attlee led the Labour Party for twenty years (1935-55). He was a key figure in Churchill's War Cabinet - the only member, apart from Churchill himself, to serve for the full wartime coalition. Above all, he was Prime Minister of the first majority Labour governments in the crucial postwar years from 1945 to 1951. As premier he presided over the creation of the welfare state, the nationalisation of a substantial proportion of industry, and economic recovery and postwar reconstruction at home; and, abroad, the independence of the Indian subcontinent, the transition from Empire to multiracial Commonwealth, and the onset of the Cold War. His administration also saw Britain opt for the Atomic Bomb." "Both in war and peace he is undoubtedly one of the key figures in modern British history. Yet he is also one of the least studied, and, for a shy man of almost pathological reserve, he remains surprisingly controversial. Was he Churchill's "modest man with much to be modest about"--No more than an efficient chairman of committee, who helped implement the wartime consensus for which others provided the initiative, and then went on to squander the fruits of victory? Or, on the contrary, was he a tough-minded practical innovator, and, as many now claim, one of the truly great prime ministers?" "To answer these questions Robert Pearce reassesses Attlee's whole career. While not neglecting Attlee's political apprenticeship, especially during Ramsay MacDonald's period as Labour leader, he concentrates particularly on the premierships, and on Attlee's relations with his cabinet colleagues. In doing so he illuminates Clement Attlee the man, examining his almost legendary shyness and terseness, and reaching behind the stern exterior to find idealism and pragmatism, ambition and indecision, and a uniquely moral vision."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearce, R. D.
Index
index present
LC call number
DA585.A8
LC item number
P43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Profiles in power
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Attlee, C. R.
  • Attlee, C. R.
  • Attlee, Clement R
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • Prime ministers
  • Political science
  • Prime ministers
  • Politik
Label
Attlee, Robert Pearce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780582256903
Lccn
96044365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35718575
  • (OCoLC)ocm35718575
Label
Attlee, Robert Pearce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780582256903
Lccn
96044365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35718575
  • (OCoLC)ocm35718575

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