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Aneurin Bevan: A Biography, Volume 2: 1945–1960 by Michael Foot

By Michael Foot

Publish yr note: First released in 1973
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Michael Foot's two-volume biography of Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan (1897-1960) - arguably Britain's maximum socialist, indelibly linked to the founding of the nationwide future health provider - is without doubt one of the significant political biographies of the final century. it's the lifetime of an inspirational flesh presser, written by way of one that knew and unabashedly well-liked him.

Volume II, first released in 1973, starts off with Bevan's position within the founding of a entire nationwide well-being carrier - this whereas he was once additionally tasked with addressing the country's critical post-war housing scarcity. It takes in his 1951 resignation from the cupboard in protest on the advent of prescription fees, and his next management of a 'Bevanite' Labour left; his ebook in 1952 of instead of worry; his provider as Shadow overseas Secretary through the Suez hindrance in 1956; his debatable reversal of competition to nuclear guns in 1957; and his loss of life from melanoma in 1960.

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