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The Resource Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer

Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer

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Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet
Title
Ministers at war
Title remainder
Winston Churchill and his war cabinet
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Jonathan Schneer
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Language
eng
Summary
In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill's reputation as one of the great twentieth-century leaders would be forged during the coming months and years, as he worked tirelessly first to rally his country and then to defeat Hitler. But Churchill<U+0127> �regarded as the savior of his nation, and of the entire continent<U+0127> �could not have done it alone. As prize-winning historian Jonathan Schneer reveals in Ministers at War, Churchill depended on a team of powerful ministers to manage the war effort as he rallied a beleaguered nation. Selecting men from across the political spectrum<U+0127> �from fellow Conservative Anthony Eden to leader of the opposing socialist Labor Party Clement Attlee<U+0127> �Churchill assembled a War Cabinet that balanced competing interests and bolstered support for his national coalition government. The group possessed a potent blend of talent, ambition, and egotism. Led and encouraged by Churchill, the ministers largely set aside their differences, at least at first. As the war progressed, discord began to grow. It reached a peak in 1945: with victory seemingly assured, Churchill was forced by his Minsters at War to dissolve the Government and call a General Election, which, in a shocking upset, he lost to his rival Attlee. Authoritatively recasting our understanding of British high politics during World War II, Schneer shows that Churchill managed the war effort by managing his team of supremely able yet contentious cabinet members. The outcome of the war lay not only in Churchill's individual brilliance but also in his skill as an executive, and in the collective ability of men who muted their personal interests to save the world from barbarism.--
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Schneer, Jonathan
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
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Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Making the war cabinet -- Challenging the prime minister -- Finding a war prime minister -- Part II. Churchill and his ministers at war -- Testing the war cabinet -- The months of greatest crisis -- Shaping the war cabinet -- The war cabinet at work -- Spearhead of the left -- Coping with Mr. Cripps -- The cat that walked alone -- The impact of Professor Beveridge -- The "cocky cockney" and the debate over postwar Britain -- Part III. Sundering the war cabinet -- Churchill on the downslope -- Aftershock -- Coda
Control code
FIEb17732918
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780465040582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886672227
Label
Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308) 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
Part I. Making the war cabinet -- Challenging the prime minister -- Finding a war prime minister -- Part II. Churchill and his ministers at war -- Testing the war cabinet -- The months of greatest crisis -- Shaping the war cabinet -- The war cabinet at work -- Spearhead of the left -- Coping with Mr. Cripps -- The cat that walked alone -- The impact of Professor Beveridge -- The "cocky cockney" and the debate over postwar Britain -- Part III. Sundering the war cabinet -- Churchill on the downslope -- Aftershock -- Coda
Control code
FIEb17732918
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780465040582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886672227

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