Years of Hope: Diaries, Letters and Papers, 1940-62

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This volume of Benn's diaries covers the event for which he is probably most famous, the renunciation of his peerage. It reveals his early career, touching on his schooldays, RAF wartime service and his early involvement with politics. As a young man, Tony Benn had dealings with Attlee, Bevan, Morrison, Gaitskell and all the major politicians of the post-war Labour government. This one will be more personal than previously published volumes of his diaries, drawing as it does upon letters and other documents, as well as the diaries themselves. Throughout is revealed the extraordinary consistency of Benn's political views.

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Radical statesman and Member of Parliament for over fifty years, Tony Benn is the pre-eminent diarist of his generation. His political activity continued after 'retirement' through mass meetings, broadcasts and in more recent years through social media. A widower since 2000, Tony Benn died at his home in London on 14th March 2014.

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