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Clement Attlee By Michael Jago

Clement Attlee by Michael Jago

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A re-appraisement of the life and career of the politician who did the most to shape post-War Britain.

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Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister by Michael Jago

Elected in a surprise landslide in 1945, Clement Attlee was the first ever Labour leader to command a majority government. At the helm for twenty years, he remains the longest-serving leader in the history of the Labour Party. When his government was voted out in 1951, it left with Labour's highest share of the vote before or since. And yet today he is routinely described as 'the accidental Prime Minister', dimly remembered as a politician who, by good fortune, happened to lead the Labour Party when Britain was disillusioned with Tory rule and ready for change. Michael Jago argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister, newly updated in this paperback edition, traces the life of a middle-class lawyer's son who, appalled by the squalid living conditions in London's East End, relentlessly pursued his ambition to create a more egalitarian society. Introducing the NHS and the cradle-to-grave Welfare State, in just six years his government changed the face of twentieth-century Britain for ever.

About Michael Jago

MICHAEL JAGO is the author of The Man Who Was George Smiley: The Life of George Bingham, Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister (shortlisted for the 2015 Paddy Power Political Biography of the Year Award) and Rab Butler: The Best Prime Minister We Never Had?

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GOR008988515
9781785902369
1785902369
Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister by Michael Jago
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Biteback Publishing
2017-06-22
400
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