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Camden Fifth Series: The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters: The Correspondence of Sir Austen Chamberlain with his Sisters Hilda and Ida, 1916-1937 Series Number 5 (Hardback)
  • Camden Fifth Series: The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters: The Correspondence of Sir Austen Chamberlain with his Sisters Hilda and Ida, 1916-1937 Series Number 5 (Hardback)
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Camden Fifth Series: The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters: The Correspondence of Sir Austen Chamberlain with his Sisters Hilda and Ida, 1916-1937 Series Number 5 (Hardback)

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Hardback 558 Pages / Published: 25/08/1995
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This book is a collection of the diary letters of Austen Chamberlain from 1916 to 1937. These letters provide a valuable insight into the political life of one of the leading Conservative politicians of the inter-war period, and constitute a detailed record of Conservative and national politics at this time. They provide particularly valuable personal accounts of key events such as the negotiations of the Irish Treaty in 1921, the troubles leading to the Carlton Club revolt of October 1922, the Locarno agreements of 1925, the leadership crisis of 1930-1, and the backbench campaign against the German threat in the 1930s. Chamberlain felt free to express his most candid feelings and emotions in the privacy of these diary letters and, as a result, they throw much valuable light upon arguably one of the most misjudged politicians of the age, and one who has certainly been overshadowed by his more famous father and half-brother.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521551571
Number of pages: 558
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm


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'... an excellent example of the rising tide of published primary sources for twentieth-century British political history which is facilitating the shift from polemic and anecdote to a professional, archival historiography ... as a primary source, it is certain to survive and to be treasured as an alternative to reading Chamberlain's execrable handwriting.' Contemporary European History
"All research libraries should possess this volume. It is the latest in a growing list of excellent published primary sources." Albion
"The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letter is a carefully edited work, which focuses on the major political figures and events of the era. Historians, political scientists, and even the general reader with a background in interwar European affairs will find the book of interest. ...this book is a valuable addition to the literature of interwar British and European history. ...the compelling personal story it contains extends its value to readers beyond the ranks of professional historians." Stanley W. Pycior, European Studies Journal

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