Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan
The culmination of 35 years of research by a respected historian, this magisterial biographyprovidesan unforgettable portrait of a turbulent age. G ...more
After Churchill, Macmillan's story is probably the most fascinating of any 20th century premier. This Thorpe celebrates, while never forgetting the triumphs and eventual failure of his time at Number Ten.
Harold Macmillian was British Prime Minister from 1956 to 1963, having previously been a minister in the post-war cabinets of Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden. He came to prominence through his success in managing the construction of hundreds of thousands of houses while Minister of Housing in Churchill's government. He replaced Anthony Eden after the Suez Crisis, ironically having been an early and stalwart supporter of British military attack on Egypt after Egypt's President Nasser took ove...more
If your looking for just one book to read about Macmillan (there are a fair few to closer from) I recommend D.R. Thorpe's book.
I couldn't fault it and whilst I didn't always agree with the analysis, there were no factual inaccuracies.