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The Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters

The Heir-Apparent, 1928-33

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Published by Ashgate Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • British & Irish history: from c 1900 -,
  • Essays, journals, letters & other prose works,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • History: World,
  • British Isles,
  • Great Britain,
  • 20th century,
  • Prime ministers,
  • 1869-1940,
  • Chamberlain, Neville,,
  • Correspondence,
  • Politics and government

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRobert Self (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8909567M
    ISBN 101840146931
    ISBN 109781840146936

    In fact, Robert Self comes as close to convincing one of Chamberlain's talent, human touch, and personable qualities as any biographer could possibly manage. Such, however, was the relationship between Neville, Hilda and Ida Chamberlain that 'there were no external inhibitions upon the author in revealing as much about his personal and emotional life as he was ever capable of expressing' Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters vol. It is a reminder that there is often more to political figures, even well-known Tory Prime Ministers, than many a quick judgment allows. Chamberlain and the Lost Peace.

    She able to serve as an advocate for Austen with the wives of those who were opposing him. I don't have the Macklin book to which this is cited so whether he's got it wrong or has been misquoted in error I couldn't say. Chamberlain wanted Ireland to support Britain if there was a war because he knew that without Irish help, defending the Atlantic Ocean would be difficult. Conversely, victorious wartime leaders, irrespective of the length and breadth of their political careers, have always received more than their fair share of popularity and historical interest.

    Gilbert, Martin. From here would come the counter-thrust to rebut the powerful indictment made by Guilty Men and other popular tracts of a second-rate politician who had presided with complacency and indifference over the country's fortunes during a period of acute national danger. They believed that people like Adolf Hitler were in power because their people felt that their situation was unfair. Of course, the historian may be sceptical about the reliability of poll-based 'premiership leagues' 2. In fact, the same author has published a later booklet on the same theme, but Self does not mention it: McDonough, Frank.


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The Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters book

His role in the Treasury during the Great Depression is identified by the author as 'the most neglected and the most in need of reassessment' p. Neville comes as close as was seemly to telling his sisters that Austen was a poor constituency MP.

Many new weapons were built, including the Supermarine Spitfire a fighter aircraftand radar. Related terms.

Talk:Rise of Neville Chamberlain

Later in the text, in Chapter 9, which deals with his lengthy second term as Chancellor of the Exchequer from November to MayChamberlain looks an altogether different person, disparaging Roosevelt's 'New Deal' and haranguing Treasury men on the benefits of a balanced budget and financial orthodoxy.

In July the government told parliament that it had a plan to make the Royal Air Force much stronger. These men said that Britain must rearm, too. Of course the difficulty is with Hitler himself. In any case, it is a telling detail that Neville Chamberlain came near the bottom of all such academic surveys.

The start of the First World War in prevented implementation of his plans. See Watt, Donald Cameron. Chamberlain worked hard with a slow economy. However, the comparison between the visions of Keynes and Chamberlain is likely to startle any economic historian.

Yet the intense natural confidence and reassuring intimacy of Neville Chamberlain's bond with his sisters encouraged this supremely reticent man to indulge a well developed propensity for 'epistolary garrulity' as he called it in Augustwhich permitted him to reveal as much about his innermost thoughts, hopes, fears and ambitions as he was ever capable of exposing to anyone - perhaps even to his adoring wife.

Later in May, Germany offered conditions for peace things they wanted to stop fighting. Arnold Readers in History. With three million ethnic Germans, the Sudetenland represented the largest German population outside the "Reich" [96] and Hitler began to call for the union of the region with Germany.

When he announced told the public about his budget plan for the economy inthe Labour party said he wanted war. In just six years from first election to Parliament he had become one of the key figures in the government. This affirmation had social implications for commercially successful Unitarians, for, as one of Neville's cousins pointed out, 'We always understood as children that as our lives had fallen in pleasant places it behoved us the more to do what we could to improve the lot of those less happily placed.

Among his most recent publications are an edited volume of The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters to his sisters, and four volumes of The Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters - the latter also published by Ashgate.

It has to be added, however, that this verdict may be taken as relatively benign when set against such notable 'failures' as Eden's premiership. Neville Chamberlain lived at a time when the telephone had become available and one was installed in his Birmingham home.

The deaths of both wives in childbirth produced such a gloom and bleakness in Joseph that inwhen his son Neville was six, he lost his personal faith. He was not encouraged when Chamberlain called himself a 'reverent agnostic' a phrase coined by his father, Joseph Chamberlain. His concern for the condition of humanity arose from his belief in a good and kind God, that man was not of essence evil and bound for eternal damnation, but could progress.

He has a point. Ramsay MacDonald became the first Labour Prime Minister, but his government fell within months, necessitating another general election.

In dealing with Hitler he may have been hampered by an underdeveloped sense of evil, a Unitarian tendency. The project still has some way to go.

His half-brother they had different mothersAusten Chamberlainalso became a politician. Revisionist historians have quashed most of the charges against the 'men of Munich'.

Neville Chamberlain's Legacy

Modern means of communication have to a large extent curtailed the practice of writing long personal letters. Because in fact Chamberlain uses the letters to his sisters as a sort of personal record of his actions and thoughts, of the people he met and the conversations he had with them.

The result was that Britain stayed in the war.Sep 30,  · Seventy-five years after the Munich Agreement signed with Hitler, the name of Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister at the time, is still synonymous with weakness and appeasement. Dec 01,  · The Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters.

Volume IV: The Downing Street Years, – of Neville Chamberlain's weekly letters to his two unmarried sisters—a series which constitutes one of the greatest sources for early twentieth-century British politics and Cabinet-level policy making.

In the previous three volumes the editor rightly Author: Philip Williamson. Chamberlain, N. and Self, R. C. The Neville Chamberlain diary letters - Ashgate - Aldershot. Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS (/ ˈ tʃ eɪ m b ər l ɪ n /; 18 March – 9 November ) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May to May He is best known for his foreign policy of appeasement, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement on 30 Septemberconceding the German-speaking Sudetenland Parents: Joseph Chamberlain (father).

4 quotes from Neville Chamberlain: 'When life give you hundred reasons to cry, show life thousand reasons to smile.', 'How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing.

It seems still more impossible that a quarrel which has already been settled in. Aug 01,  · Self is the editor of the four volumes of The Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters and, as would be expected, his biography shows a formidable grasp of the primary sources.

In view of the controversial nature of the book, it is a bit surprising that the volume contains only a short historiographical discussion at the beginning and a guide to.