Item description for Attlee (British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century) (Life&Times) by David Howell...
Clement Attlee was a Labour politician and prime minister from 1945-51. He was the first Labour prime minister with an absolute Common's majority. Attlee's post-war government enacted a broad program of socialist legislation in spite of conditions of austerity in which rationing was actually extended. By the end of 1946 acts had been passed nationalizing the Bank of England and creating the National Health Service. The railways, the mines and supply of gas and electricity soon followed into public ownership. Meanwhile he had been closely involved in the process of dismantling the British Empire, with independence given to India, Pakistan, Ceylon and Burma. Yet he believed in Britain playing a strong role in world affairs, accepting British participation in the Korean War. His majority was reduced to six in the 1950 election and he lost the election of the following year.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950647 ISBN13 9781904950646
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More About David Howell
David Howell, born 1940 near Tenby in West Wales; studied history at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the London School of Economics; 1970 he joined the History Department of Swansea University College where he now holds the post of Senior Lecturer in History; he is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Agricultural History Scoiety; he is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Agricultural History Society; his publications include: "Land and People in NIneteenth-Century Wales"(London, 1978) and "Patriarchs and Parasites: the Gentry of South-West Wales in the Eighteenth Century"(Cardiff, 1986).
David Howell has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Vermont Harvard University, Massachusetts Harvard Univer.