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The Resource The end is nigh : British politics, power, and the road to the Second World War, Robert Crowcroft

The end is nigh : British politics, power, and the road to the Second World War, Robert Crowcroft

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The end is nigh : British politics, power, and the road to the Second World War
Title
The end is nigh
Title remainder
British politics, power, and the road to the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Robert Crowcroft
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few decades have given rise to such potent mythologies as the 1930s. Popular impressions of those years prior to the Second World War were shaped by the single outstanding personality of that conflict, Winston Spencer Churchill. Churchill depicted himself as a political prophet, exiled into the wilderness prior to 1939 by those who did not want to hear of the growing threats to peace in Europe. Although it is a familiar story, it is one we need to unlearn as the truth is somewhat murkier. The End is Nigh is a tale of relentless intrigue, burning ambition, and the bitter rivalry in British politics during the years preceding the Second World War. Journeying from the corridors of Whitehall to the smoking rooms of Parliament, and from aircraft factories to summit meetings with Hitler, the book offers a fresh and provocative interpretation of one of the most crucial moments of British history. It assembles a cast of iconic characters-Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin, Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden, Ernest Bevin, and more-to explore the dangerous interaction between high politics at Westminster and the formulation of national strategy in a world primed to explode. In the twenty-first century we are accustomed to being cynical about politicians, mistrusting what they say and wondering about their real motives, but Robert Crowcroft argues that this was always the character of democratic politics. In The End is Nigh he challenges some of the most resilient public myths of recent decades-myths that, even now, remain an important component of Britain's self-image. --
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Crowcroft, Robert
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  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political leadership
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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The end is nigh : British politics, power, and the road to the Second World War, Robert Crowcroft
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
The conservative ascendancy -- Empire and intrigue -- The politics of foreign policy -- Defending the realm -- Mr Chamberlain's quest -- A cacophany of voices -- Who governs Britain? -- Planting the flag -- The die is cast -- State of siege -- Death in the fjords -- A new order
Control code
on1050132161
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780198823698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1050132161
Label
The end is nigh : British politics, power, and the road to the Second World War, Robert Crowcroft
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The conservative ascendancy -- Empire and intrigue -- The politics of foreign policy -- Defending the realm -- Mr Chamberlain's quest -- A cacophany of voices -- Who governs Britain? -- Planting the flag -- The die is cast -- State of siege -- Death in the fjords -- A new order
Control code
on1050132161
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780198823698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1050132161

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