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020    9781780879925 
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041    eng 
082 04 941.085092|223 
092 0  941 Attlee|bengelska 
100 1  Bew, John|4aut 
245 10 Citizen Clem :|ba biography of Attlee /|cJohn Bew 
246 30 Biography of Attlee 
250    Updated edition with new preface 
264  1 London|bRiverrun, an imprint of Quercus Editions Limited,
264  4 |c©2017 
300    xxxii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations, portraits ;|c20 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-646) and 
520    The gallons of ink spilled on Winston Churchill - and the 
       huge appetite for books about him - have created something
       of an imbalance in our understanding of twentieth-century 
       Britain. Not only does Clement Attlee's life deserve to 
       have a rightful place alongside the Churchill legend. It 
       is also more emblematic, and more representative, of 
       Britain in his time. It is difficult to think of another 
       individual through whom one can better tell the story of 
       how Britain changed from the high imperialism of Queen 
       Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897, through two world wars,
       the great depression, the nuclear age and the Cold War, 
       and the transition from empire into commonwealth. The 
       story of Attlee is also much more dramatic than he himself
       ever made out - and not without an element of heroism. 
       Here was a man born in the governing class who devoted his
       life to the service of the poor; who was carried off the 
       battlefield three times in the First World War; who stood 
       shoulder to shoulder with Churchill at Britain's darkest 
       moment, and then triumphed over him at the general 
       election of 1945. His government of 1945-51 included 
       Ernest Bevin, Herbert Morrison and Nye Bevan and was the 
       most radical in history, giving us the NHS, National 
       Insurance, NATO and the atomic bomb. In many ways we still
       live in a world of Attlee's creation. This book will 
       pierce the reticence of Attlee and explore the 
       intellectual foundations and core beliefs of one of the 
       most important figures in twentieth-century British 
       history, arguing that he remains underappreciated, rather 
       than simply underestimated. It will reveal a public 
       servant and patriotic socialist, who never lost sight of 
       the national interest and whose view of humanity and 
       belief in solidarity was grafted onto the Union Jack 
600 14 Attlee, C. R.|q(Clement Richard),|d1883-1967 
610 20 Labour Party (Great Britain)|vBiography 
610 20 Labour Party (Great Britain)|xHistory 
650  0 Prime ministers|zGreat Britain|vBiography 
650  7 Premiärministrar|2sao 
651  0 Great Britain|xPolitics and government|y1945-1964 
651  4 Storbritannien 
655  7 Biografi|2saogf 
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