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Neville Chamberlain (Routledge Historical Biographies)

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Neville Chamberlain, the Conservative Prime Minister who pursued the doomed policy of appeasing Hitler, is one of the most reinterpreted of modern British Prime Ministers.

Infamous on account of his declaration of having achieved ?peace for our time?, Neville Chamberlain has often been portrayed as a social reformer out of sync with the times in which he lived. In this new
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Hardcover, 328 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Routledge
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Jan 02, 2016 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In assessing blame for the failure to confront Adolf Hitler in the years leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939, the umbrella-bearing figure of Neville Chamberlain has always been one of the main targets. Virtually from the moment of his resignation and succession by Winston Churchill Chamberlain became the target of much criticism for his efforts to appease Nazi Germany instead of challenging them. Yet over time a number of biographers and historians have sought to qualify such damming ...more
Andrew Scholes
Oct 20, 2012 Andrew Scholes rated it it was ok
I want to find a better biography of Chamberlain. I found it somewhat of a drudge to get through, and I didn't feel I learned as much about the man as I have from other books that did not focus on him.
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A graduate of the University of Reading, Dr. Nick Smart teaches at the School of Humanities and Performing Arts at the University of Plymouth.
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