The Story of Britain Between the Wars
By (author) Roy Hattersley
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Borrowed Time by Roy Hattersley
Book DescriptionCalled an uneasy peace, the twenty years between the wars were a time of turmoil - Britain saw a general strike and the worst economic crisis in its history, armed rebellion in Ireland and open revolt in India, a Prime Minister's resignation and the King's abdication. Crisis followed crisis until Britain was engulfed in the Second World War - a catastrophe that could have been foreseen, possibly even prevented. But there were also moments of triumph: England regained the Ashes and Britain ran to glory in the 'Chariots of Fire' Olympic Games; the BBC was born and became the envy of the free world; there was a renaissance in poetry, sculpture of genius, and cinema lightened the darkness for millions. However it is the politicians who failed who have really come to personify the interwar years - in particular Ramsey Mac Donald and Stanley Baldwin. Both prime ministers were better men than history allows. And Winston Churchill? Right or wrong, success or failure, he is the irrepressible force in what he called the 'years for the locusts to eat'. Hattersley's assessment of this doomed era is illuminating, entertaining and bold.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316730327
(243mm x 163mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Roy Hattersley
Roy Hattersley is a politician-turned-writer. He was elected to Parliament in 1964, and served in Harold Wilson's government and Jim Callaghan's Cabinet before becoming deputy leader of the Labour Party in 1983. He is the author of nineteen books.
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