Against the background of his wide experience of the economic departments of governments, Dell provides a critical account of Britain's postwar economic record and the role in it of 17 Chancellors.
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“Edmund Dell’s method of covering these decades of humiliation by focusing on each post war Chancellor in turn, when combined with his own cool judgement and deep inside knowledge, brings an illuminating new coherence to the entire saga”
DAVID HOWELL MP, 'Times Literary Supplement'
“A splendid account of the hopes and failures of the seventeen British Chancellors from 1945 to 1990… Authoritative and readable… Dell tells his story with the verve of a man not given to doubts. He has made sense of a bewildering range of material”
MAX WILKINSON,'Financial Times'
“A fascinating and full account of the careers of Britain’s post-war chancellors”
GORDON BROWN MP, 'Sunday Times'
“This is a magisterial volume by a man who might have been an outstanding Labour Chancellor”
NORMAN LAMONT MP, 'The Times'
“There has been no more merciless dissector of our relative economic decline, and of the part played in it by post-war Chancellors, than Edmund Dell”
“Entertaining and instructive”
SIR SAMUEL BRITTAN, 'Sunday Telegraph'
“This is history presented in a severe but entertaining way”
DAVID BUTLER, 'Evening Standard'
“Briliant, voluminous but absorbingly readable”
ALAN CLARK, 'Daily Telegraph'
“Impressive… Dell’s account is commendably complete and balanced. It is a great pleasure to read”
SIR ALAN WALTERS, 'Guardian'
Edmund Dell read history at Oxford and became Lecturer in Modern History at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Between 1964 and 1979 he was a Member of Parliament, his appointments included the Chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee, Paymaster-General and President of the Board of Trade. He is the founder Chairman of Channel Four Television and an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006384188