Conservative Leadership and National Values
By (author) Philip Williamson
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Stanley Baldwin by Philip Williamson
Book DescriptionStanley Baldwin (1867-1947) is one of the most significant modern British politicians, but also one of the most controversial and puzzling. As Conservative leader and three times prime minister, Baldwin presided over the beginning of his party's long twentieth-century dominance. He did so in new and difficult conditions: the onset of modern democratic politics, the rise of Labour, chronic economic depression, the General Strike, persistent newspaper attacks, imperial discontent, the Abdication, and the threats from Mussolini and Hitler. This book provides an understanding of Baldwin's career, including a serious analysis of the moral and intellectual influences of his early life. Its main concerns are the investigation of a Conservative mind, and its communication with the various audiences that constituted the political nation. This is not a conventional biography, but rather an examination of the nature of political leadership, Conservative politics and 'national values'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521438124
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Baldwin Papers, Paperback (August 2009)
An edited selection of three times prime minister Stanley Baldwin's letters and reported conversations.
Stanley Baldwin, Hardback (August 1999)
A reinterpretation of the career of Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947), Conservative leader and three times prime minister.
National Crisis and National Government, Hardback (January 1992)» View all books by Philip Williamson
This 1992 book is an in-depth examination of the prolonged crisis that gave rise to Britain's National government.
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