Clem Attlee

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Far from Winston Churchill’s jibe that he was a “modest little man with plenty to be modest about,” in this acclaimed biography, comprehensively revised in this new edition, Francis Beckett makes the case that Clement Attlee’s reputation as Britain’s greatest ever reforming Prime Minister is fully deserved. With new research, thinking and stories (many of them never published before) Beckett compelling shows Attlee’s relevance to a new political generation. Far from being a dull, grey man, he was a poet and a dreamer. Here is an eloquent portrait of Attlee the man, not only his remarkable political life but also of the poetry he wrote, the poetry he loved, and more of the famous Attlee anecdotes.