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Description - Eden by D.R. Thorpe

Anthony Eden, who served as both Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, was one of the central political figures of the twentieth century. He had good looks, charm, a Military Cross from the Great War, an Oxford first and a secure parliamentary constituency from his mid-twenties. He was Foreign Secretary at the age of 38, and the first British statesman to meet Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. Eden's dramatic resignation from Neville Chamberlain's Cabinet in 1938, outlined here in the fullest detail yet, made an international impact. This ground-breaking book examines his controversial life and tells the inside story of the Munich crisis (1938), the Geneva Conference (1954), Eden's battles with Churchill over the modernisation of the post-war Conservative Party and his rivalry with Butler and Macmillan in the early 1950s, culminating in a fascinating analysis of the Suez crisis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712665056
ISBN-10: 0712665056
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 33mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - D.R. Thorpe

D. R. Thorpe is a senior member of Brasenose College, Oxford. He has written widely on twentieth-century British political history, and was invited to undertake this biography by the Countess of Avon, Eden's widow, who has made important new material available to him.

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