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Harold Macmillan was the British Conservative Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963. A man of civilized, humane conceptions of the purposes of government, he was also a figure of paradox. Beneath the studied Edwardian manner was a subtle and acute intelligence. His reputation for unflappability concealed a temperament of surprising sensitivity. The reassuring father figure who seemed a guarantee of continuity showed a willingness to change direction matched by few of his predecessors. In the 1930s he was right when ...

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Harold Macmillan was the British Conservative Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963. A man of civilized, humane conceptions of the purposes of government, he was also a figure of paradox. Beneath the studied Edwardian manner was a subtle and acute intelligence. His reputation for unflappability concealed a temperament of surprising sensitivity. The reassuring father figure who seemed a guarantee of continuity showed a willingness to change direction matched by few of his predecessors. In the 1930s he was right when his contemporaries were wrong; in the 1950s on his accession to the premiership, he was able to restore unity, morale, and self-respect to his party and his country. In the 1960s, he put Britain on a course to a new role within Europe, withdrew from Empire, and was in part responsible for the Test Ban Treaty which marked the beginnings of a detente between the West and Soviet Russia. Personified as "Supermac" in popular cartoons, he was an early master of the soundbite, and his phrasemaking still occupies any dictionary of quotations—"a little local difficulty" (on the resignation of his entire Treasury team); "a wind of change" (decolonization of Africa); and "selling off the family silver" (his 1984 anti-Thatcherite maiden speech in the House of Lords).

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"Utterly compelling."  —Martin Gilbert, author, Churchill: A Life

"A splendid popular biography . . . recounted with verve and anecdotal warmth, along with fresh appraisals of de Gaulle's career as soldier, politician, and head of state." —Publishers Weekly on The Last Great Frenchman

"In this work of cool authority, Williams . . . accomplishes one of the most difficult of the historian’s tasks: he strips away what we know now in order to reveal what his subjects knew then.”  —The Atlantic Monthly on Pétain

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780297851943
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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Charles Williams is a former Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and the author of Adenauer, The Last Great Frenchman, and Pétain.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part 1 Prologue

1 'The Old Rogue' 5

2 'Balliol Made Me, Balliol Fed Me' 20

3 'I Was Very Frightened' 32

4 'I do Hope It Is Alright' 47

5 'I Had Never Been To Tees-side' 59

6 'Why Did You Ever Wake Me?' 73

Part 2 The First Act

7 'Very Much the Minister Nowadays' 93

8 Greeks, Romans and Frenchmen 109

9 'A Marriage Has Been Arranged' 129

10 'People Get Very Peculiar After a Time' 153

Part 3 Waiting in the Wings

11 A Stranger at Home 179

12 'This New Opportunity' 191

13 'Shall I Ever Be Foreign Secretary?' 206

14 Ambition 224

15 'We Must Make Use of Israel' 241

16 'The Last Gasp of a Declining Power' 258

Part 4 Centre Stage

17 The Tory Resurrection 279

18 'You Almost Feel Yourself a Statesman' 298

19 The Prime Minister 318

20 'All the Political Domestic Mileage He Can Get' 323

21 'The Tories Must Wake Up' 336

22 Le Double Jeu 351

23 Enter JFK 372

24 'I am Ageing' 387

25 'They Don't Really Smile' 401

26 'We've Got To Do Something for Harold' 414

27 'Butler Would Be Fatal' 433

Part 5 The Last Act

28 The End of the Day 457

Epilogue 469

Notes 479

Note on Sources 511

Select Bibliography 512

Acknowledgements 518

Index 520

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