Baldwin Papers: A Conservative Statesman, 1908-1947 (Hardback)
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Baldwin Papers: A Conservative Statesman, 1908-1947 (Hardback)

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Hardback 558 Pages / Published: 02/09/2004
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As Conservative party leader from 1923 to 1937 and three times prime minister, Stanley Baldwin was one of the pre-eminent public figures of interwar Britain. This edition of his letters, reports of his private conversations and related documents and illustrations, has two purposes. It publishes sources giving considerable insight into the nature and conduct of Conservative politics and government, with inside accounts of such national events as the destruction of the Lloyd George coalition, the protectionist election, and the Abdication. It also provides a documentary life and portrait of an intriguing, much-liked but controversial statesman. The personal qualities of few modern politicians have aroused so much puzzlement and criticism as Baldwin's. This volume will therefore be indispensable for understanding his character and career and for future studies of British politics and public life in the 1920s and 1930s.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521580809
Number of pages: 558
Weight: 990 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 35 mm


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Review of the hardback: 'Tom Jones, one of Baldwin's closest confidants, once told Vincent Massey that Baldwin had 'goodwill' but was hobbled by 'indecision and mental indolence'. These papers do not entirely acquit Baldwin of such charges but they show a man of generosity, decency and total integrity.' The Spectator
Review of the hardback: '... magnificent volume ... this collection of letters, memos, notes and extracts from others do give a rounded picture of a thoroughly decent man - perhaps the most quintessentially English prime minister of the last century or more.' The House Magazine
Review of the hardback: '... a fascinating collection of papers - put together with scholarship and presented in a most attractive format ...' The House Magazine
Review of the hardback: '... an invaluable tool ... an interesting read ... gives a valuable insight into the Conservative perspective of events during the 1920s and 30s.' Open History
Review of the hardback: 'This enjoyable selection well shows why Baldwin, as Churchill admitted in 1935, enjoyed 'a fund of personal goodwill and public confidence'. Cambridge University Press has done a great service to the memory of a much maligned figure'. Contemporary Reviews

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