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Anthony Eden: a life and reputation

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Anthony Eden: a life and reputation
Title
Anthony Eden: a life and reputation
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on a mass of unpublished archival material, much of it from Anthony Eden's own papers, David Dutton seeks to reassess the career of a man who experienced the extremes of political fortune. For much of his life the golden boy of British politics with a popular appeal that transcended party boundaries, Eden left public life with his reputation for sound judgement and probity sadly tarnished. The Suez crisis of 1956, which did such lasting damage to Eden's
  • Historical reputation, is closely examined but is not allowed to compromise a proper assessment of a man who was at the heart of British political life for more than two decades. Eden's role in some of the key episodes in modern history is searchingly probed: his participation in the appeasement of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy until 1938, when he resigned from Chamberlain's government; his direction in conjunction with Churchill of Britain's wartime diplomacy; his
  • Involvement as a key player in the Cold War, in European integration and in postwar domestic policy; and his instigation of the events that culminated in the Suez debacle and his own downfall. Anthony Eden was not an easy man to know, but David Dutton's interpretation of his career transcends the partisanship of writings by his contemporaries or near-contemporaries. He emerges neither as the 'golden boy' of myth nor as a man largely bereft of substance but as a diplomat
  • Of high standing, if a dangerously thin-skinned and sometimes inept politician
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dutton, David
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.9.E28
LC item number
D88 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
  • Eden, Anthony
  • Eden, Anthony
  • Eden, Anthony
  • Conservative Party (Great Britain)
  • Conservative Party (Grande-Bretagne)
Label
Anthony Eden: a life and reputation
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-560) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The destruction of a reputation -- 'One strong young figure' -- Eden and the dictators -- Eden and Chamberlain -- The wilderness months -- Eden and the United States -- Eden and the Russians -- The succession -- The domestic politician -- Eden and Europe -- Eden and the Cold War -- Suez: the first phase -- Suez: the crisis -- Eden: an assessment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780340561683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Anthony Eden: a life and reputation
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-560) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The destruction of a reputation -- 'One strong young figure' -- Eden and the dictators -- Eden and Chamberlain -- The wilderness months -- Eden and the United States -- Eden and the Russians -- The succession -- The domestic politician -- Eden and Europe -- Eden and the Cold War -- Suez: the first phase -- Suez: the crisis -- Eden: an assessment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780340561683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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