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Ministers at War

Ministers at War

The gripping story of Winston Churchill's wartime government, an emergency coalition of Conservatives, Labour, Liberals and men of no party, assembled to see Britain through the war. Dispelling the myth that the War Cabinet constituted an unbreakable 'band of brothers', award-winning historian Jonathan Schneer reveals that this ensemble of political titans were in fact a 'team of rivals' that included four Prime Ministers - past, present and future. Both illuminating and engrossing, Ministers at War is the first work to draw upon original research to present a previously unseen perspective of British politics during and after World War II. Schneer shows us that just as the war had kept them together, the prospect of peace saw this supposedly unbreakable band fall apart, providing a fascinating insight into the birth of the Welfare State.

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Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780748320
Category: 50p NET SALE
First Published: 2016-03-10
Binding: Paperback
Pack Size: 1
Our Price: £0.50 NET
VAT %: 0

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