Over 35 years after Harold Macmillan's resignation in 1963, opinions are sharply divided over his achievements as a politician and prime minister. This volume contributes to the debate about Macmillan's political role, his successes and his failures, by examining key aspects of his political life. Biographers, historians and contemporaries present facets of Macmillan's life, his political visions, his skills, successes and failures in his personal life as well as in his domestic and foreign policies. With most official papers covering his active political life until his resignation now in the public domain, a more considered judgement about his party political and his governmental activities is possible. Taking account of this newly available documentary evidence, there is much yet to be written on Harold Macmillan's career, but this collection bears witness to the fact that his was a magnificent life.?
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'Scholars of the Macmillan years will none the less find a great deal to interest them in this book. If the present view of Macmillan remains, as the editors suggest, that he was 'all style and no substance', there is much here that will serve as a corrective.' - D.J. Dutton, Contemporary British PolitcsAbout the Author:
RICHARD ALDOUS is a college lecturer in Modern History at University College, Dublin. He edited Harold Macmillan and Britain's World Role (1996) and is writing a biography of Sir Malcolm Sargent.
SABINE LEE is lecturer in German History at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include An Uneasy Partnership British-German Relations between 1955 and 1961 (1996) and Harold Macmillan and Britain's World Role (with Richard Aldous) (1996). She is currently working on a biography of Sir Rudolf Peierls.
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Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312219067