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The Resource Carrington : an honourable man, Christopher Lee

Carrington : an honourable man, Christopher Lee

Label
Carrington : an honourable man
Title
Carrington
Title remainder
an honourable man
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lord Carrington was Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Secretary when the Argentinians invaded the Falklands in 1982. Absent in Israel on the eve of the invasion, he promptly resigned since it was, he said, a point of honour. He is seen by many today as the last of his breed in politics, an honourable man committed to public service. The descendant of a famous banking family, Carrington served as a minister in every Conservative government from Churchill to Thatcher. In this full biography, authorised but not read by the subject, author of This Sceptred Isle Christopher Lee offers a fascinating portrait of a Tory figure whose career is a window into post-war British politics and life as a politician and diplomat. He could be viewed as a typical Tory grandee, yet he disliked the Party, claiming late in his life that he was no longer a member, and could be fiercely independent. And there were recurring oddities in his career. He was forced to offer his resignation to Churchill for bad judgement over the Crichel Down Affair. As Navy Minister he was caught in the glare of a spy ring, and, though Defence Secretary, kept out of the loop of the military operation which culminated in Bloody Sunday. Margaret Thatcher said there was something innately reassuring walking into a room where Carrington stood. Was this a barbed compliment? Did he in fact lack the steel required of a modern politician? He certainly represents a bygone era, as this vivid and expert biography shows"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Carrington, Peter Alexander Rupert Carington
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
Label
Carrington : an honourable man, Christopher Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1044847935
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670916467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1044847935
Label
Carrington : an honourable man, Christopher Lee
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1044847935
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670916467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1044847935

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