Item description for Macmillan (British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century) (Life&Times) by Francis Beckett...
Harold Macmillan, a Conservative politician became prime minister in 1957 and served until 1963. He repaired the rift between the USA and Britain created by Suez and secured for Britain co-operation on issues of nuclear defense. Paradoxically his success with the USA jeopardized his efforts to get Britain into the European Economic Community, for it was one of the reasons why de Gaulle vetoed Britain's application to join in 1963. After early successes at home as well as abroad (he acquired the nickname 'Supermac'), his party was returned with an increased majority in 1959. The later years of his administration were clouded by economic troubles, the EC veto and the Profumo scandal. But it was ill health that caused him to resign in 1963.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950663 ISBN13 9781904950660
Availability 0 units.
More About Francis Beckett
Francis Beckett is a writer and journalist. From 1997 to 2005 he was education correspondent of the New Statesman, and provided the main critique of New Labour education policy in the magazine. He also writes on education for the Guardian, the Daily Express and the TES. He is the author of eight books including The Blairs and their Court and Aneurin Bevan.