Neville Chamberlain: Volume 1, 1869-1929, Band 1

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Cambridge University Press, 04.07.2002 - 680 Seiten
This is the first volume of a major two-volume biography of Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), which matches his ample collection of private papers against the public records, and brings in from other collections of papers letters written to or by Chamberlain. This first volume tells the story of the first sixty years of Chamberlain's life. As well as his role in national politics, it covers his endeavours to prove himself in a different sphere by building up his business concerns in Birmingham, and through service to the city. Chamberlain's family letters and diaries are freely drawn upon. There is much material about Chamberlain's personal relations with his half-brother Austen, Lloyd George, Baldwin and Churchill. Chamberlain is revealed as a figure of wide culture, many international connections, and much reserve in his personal dealings, but with astonishing energy and resourcefulness in administration and boldness in policy.
 

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Inhalt

The family
5
Highbury
25
Andros
39
High hopes
55
Defeat
64
A fresh start
76
Tariffs
88
Wonders never cease
102
Minister of Health
310
The Treasury
333
Tariffs revisited
350
Rebuilding
368
Return to office
383
PART III
403
The Ministry
405
The colleagues
422

Greater Birmingham
123
IO Lord Mayor
142
A testing year
156
National politics
181
PART II
197
The Department of National Service
199
Frustrations
217
Resignation
236
Parliament
251
Unionist politics
270
The end of the coalition
284
Office
296
Early measures
443
The General Strike
458
Birmingham concerns
480
Troubles
491
Halfway house
511
Rates
534
Preparations
558
The Local Government Act
570
Notes
588
Index
631
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