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At The End of the Day 1961-1963 - Harold Macmillan

Macmillan, 1973, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Mr Macmillan’s final volume covers the last years of his premiership — 1961-1963. We are able to share his inside view of the great events of the time. The French veto brought the first tortuous Common Market negotiations to an end and Mr Macmillan almost to despair. (‘What happened at Brussels yesterday was bad, bad for us, bad for Europe, and bad for the whole Free World.’) The British side of the Cuba crisis is told here for the first time. The continuous contact that took place, sometimes several times a day, between Prime Minister and President reveals the closeness of their personal relationship and shows how strong was British influence and support. We also see how less than a year after the Cuba crisis brought the world to the brink of war, patient negotiation at last enabled a Test Ban Treaty to be triumphantly concluded. The stresses of a changing Commonwealth — tension between India and Pakistan, guerrilla warfare in Aden and the Yemen, and the break-up of the Central African Federation — were the Prime Minister’s constant concern. Many other questions such as immigration, inflation and incomes policy, which have since become so much more vexed, began to appear. Mr Macmillan gives his account of the security scandals that beset the end of his premiership, and shows how the Vassall Case exacerbated the hostility of the Press over Profumo. We see how, just as the reaction was beginning in his favour he was struck down by severe illness, which is frankly and movingly described. His last chapter sets out the constitutional issues of the succession, and shows how scrupulously they were observed, even from a bed of sickness. A personal epilogue brings to a close a masterly political autobiography and authoritative account of the history of his times.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 572
ISBN: 0333124138

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