Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee

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Clement Attlee was a slightly-built, bald, pipe-smoking and unassuming man who presided over the radical administration of 1945-51 and is sometimes referred to as Britain’s greatest peace-time Prime Minster. This book will pierce the reticence of Attlee and explore the intellectual foundations and core beliefs of one of the most important figures in 20th century British history.

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**WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING**
**WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY**
*Book of the year: The Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Spectator, Evening Standard*
‘Outstanding . . . We still live in the society that was shaped by Clement Attlee’ Robert Harris, Sunday Times
‘The best book in the field of British politics‘ Philip Collins, The Times
‘Easily the best single-volume, cradle-to-grave life of Clement Attlee yet written’ Andrew Roberts

Clement Attlee was the Labour prime minister who presided over Britain’s radical postwar government, delivering the end of the Empire in India, the foundation of the NHS and Britain’s place in NATO. Called ‘a sheep in sheep’s clothing’, his reputation has long been that of an unassuming character in the shadow of Churchill. But as John Bew’s revelatory biography shows, Attlee was not only a hero of his age, but an emblem of it; and his life tells the story of how Britain changed over the twentieth century.

Here, Bew pierces Attlee’s reticence to examine the intellect and beliefs of Britain’s greatest – and least appreciated – peacetime prime minister. This edition includes a new preface by the author in response to the 2017 general election.

Additional information

Weight 0.58 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 4.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxxii, 670 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

Updated edition

Dewey

941.0854092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K