• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan (Hardback)
  • Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan (Hardback)
zoom

Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£25.00
Hardback Published: 09/09/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Great-grandson of a crofter and son-in-law of a Duke, Harold Macmillan (1894-1986) was both complex as a person and influential as a politician. Marked by terrible experiences in the trenches in the First World War and by his work as an MP during the Depression, he was a Tory rebel - an outspoken backbencher, opposing the economic policies of the 1930s and the appeasement policies of his own government. Churchill gave him responsibility during the Second World War with executive command as 'Viceroy of the Mediterrranean'. After the War, in opposition, Macmillan overhauled the Conservatives on progressive and radical lines; after 1951, in government, he served as Minister of Housing, Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He became Prime Minister after the Suez Crisis, and between 1957 and 1963 presided over Great Britain's transition from the age of austerity to that of affluence. He also proved himself one of the great publishers of his generation. The culmination of 35 years of research by one of our most respected historians, "Supermac" gives an unforgettable portrait of a turbulent age. It is a magisterial biography destined to become a classic.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701177485
Weight: 1227 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 53 mm

You may also be interested in...

Darkest Hour
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Votes For Women!
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Citizen Clem
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Romanovs
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Wallis in Love
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
To Catch A King
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
What Happened
Added to basket
Soldier Spy
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Enemies Within
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Flesh and Blood
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“Colouring the Trouper”

If nothing else, he looked the part. Those hooded eyes, blinking with benevolent mildness at the young people and their daring ways; his stripy trousers, silly hats; the Guardsman’s moustache and old Etonian tie: for... More

Paperback edition
14th October 2011
Helpful? Upvote 7

“Colouring the Trouper”

If nothing else, he looked the part. Those hooded eyes, blinking with benevolent mildness at the young people and their daring ways; his stripy trousers, silly hats; the Guardsman’s moustache and old Etonian tie: for... More

Hardback edition
26th January 2011
Helpful? Upvote 3

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.