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Author Turner, John.

Title Macmillan
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (311 pages)
Series Profiles In Power
Profiles In Power
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction Supermac 1894-1986; Macmillan in profile; CHAPTER 1 The Last Edwardian; CHAPTER 2 Launching a Career 1922-40; Ambition; Confusion and despair; Return and confusion; The middle way; In the wilderness; CHAPTER 3 The Second World War 1938-45; Appeasement; War; North Africa; Italy; Yugoslavia and Greece; Return; CHAPTER 4 The Greasy Pole 1944-55; Opposition; Europe; Opportunity; Defence; To the front rank; CHAPTER 5 The Opportunity 1955-56; A great European; Cyprus; Egypt, 1955; The Treasury; Suez; The reckoning
CHAPTER 6 From Suez to the Paris SummitNot quite a superpower; Tilting the balance of power; CHAPTER 7 From the Paris Summit to the Test-Ban Treaty; The nuclear threat; Cuba; Skybolt and the Test-Ban Treaty; CHAPTER 8 Imperial Retreat; Winding down the Empire; The Congo and the limits of power; Imperial overstretch in Africa?; The end of informal Empire; Still at the top table?; CHAPTER 9 Towards Europe; CHAPTER 10 'Is it too good to last?' Policy and Politics at Home 1957-63; From retrenchment to inflation; Selwyn Lloyd and the Pay Pause; Maudling and incomes policy; Managing the Party
Lloyd, Profumo and encircling gloomDusk; CHAPTER 11 Macmillan in Perspective; Chronology; Further Reading; Index
Summary Harold Macmillan presided over the dissolution of the British Empire and the first stages of irreversible economic decline. It was an unlucky end to a political career which had seen Britain's steady extinction as a Great Power, and his reputation will depend on how posterity judges his understanding of these changes, and his skill in adapting himself and his country to meet them. This short but trenchant study of his aims, abilities and achievements concentrates on the premiership, against the background of his political education and rise to power
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Subject Macmillan, Harold, 1894-1986.
Macmillan, Harold, 1894-1986
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Politics and government
Prime ministers.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-1964.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317869095