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1st Edition

By John Turner


310 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Supermac 1894-1986

1. The last Edwardian

2. Launching a Career 1922-40

3. The Second World War 1938-45

4. The Greasy Pole 1944-55

5. The Opportunity 1955-56

6. From Suez to Paris Summit

7. From the Paris Summit to Test-Ban Treaty

8. Imperial Retreat

9. Towards Europe

10. 'Is it too good to last?' Policy and Politics at Home 1957-63

11. Macmillan in perspective

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain