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Author Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940

Title The Neville Chamberlain diary letters. Volume three, The heir apparent, 1928-33 / edited by Robert Self
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Chapter 1 Introduction -- Neville Chamberlain, 1928-33: The Heir Apparent -- chapter 2 1928 -- 'Winston's Plan ... Changes Like a Kaleidoscope': derating and the Battle for Local Government Reform -- chapter 3 1929 -- 'There is no Certainty in Politics': Legislative Triumph and Electoral Defeat -- chapter 4 1930 -- 'No Confidence is Felt in S.B.': Baldwin, Beaverbrook and the Empire Crusade -- chapter 5 1931 -- 'Well, Well, it's a Funny World': Financial Crisis and the National Government -- chapter 6 1932 -- 'A Very Momentous Year': The Tariff, Lausanne and Ottawa -- chapter 7 1933 -- 'Few Chancellors Have Had a More Difficult Task': The Riddle of War Debts and Unemployment Insurance Reform
Summary "As a primary source of historical evidence and insight, it is difficult to overstate the value and importance of Neville Chamberlain's diary letters to his sisters. Â They represent the most complete and illuminating 'insider' record of British politics between the wars yet to be published. Â From 1915 Chamberlain wrote detailed weekly epistles to his sisters until his death in 1940; a confidential account of events covering the quarter of a century during which he stood at the very centre of Conservative and national politics. Â Beyond the fascination of the historical record of people and events, these letters are extremely valuable for the remarkable light they throw upon the personality and character of the private man lurking behind the austerely forbidding public persona."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published 2002 by Ashgate
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 07, 2017)
Subject Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940 -- Correspondence
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Author Self, Robert C., 1953-, editor
ISBN 9781351963749
Other Titles Correspondence. Selections
Neville Chamberlain diary letters. Volume 3, The heir apparent, 1928-33
Heir apparent, 1928-33