The Lost Victory

ISBN
9780571282654
Published
15/09/2011
9780571282654
Format
Paperback
Price
£18.00
Paperback
542

About the Book

In 1945 Britain emerged from war triumphant. On July 26, after Labour won a landslide election victory, Churchill resigned, Attlee became Prime Minister and the nation awaited Labour's 'New Jerusalem' in which poverty, unemployment, ill health and poor housing would be abolished. However Correlli Barnett - drawing on material from Cabinet and other Whitehall records - argues that what followed was an era of mistaken strategies and costly consequences.

'An almost irresistible indictment of post-war thinking delivered with Barnett's customary panache and argumentative power.' Martin Kettle, Guardian

'Wonderfully readable... Barnett excels at the exploding of myths.' Toby Buchan, Literary Review

In 1945 Britain emerged from war triumphant. On July 26, after Labour won a landslide election victory, Churchill resigned, Attlee became Prime Minister and the nation awaited Labour's 'New Jerusalem' in which poverty, unemployment, ill health and poor housing would be abolished. However Correlli Barnett - drawing on material from Cabinet and other Whitehall records - argues that what followed was an era of mistaken strategies and costly consequences.'An almost irresistible indictment of post-war thinking delivered with Barnett's customary panache and argumentative power.' Martin Kettle, Guardian'Wonderfully readable... Barnett excels at the exploding of myths.' Toby Buchan, Literary Review
  • Correlli Barnett

    Correlli Barnett is a world-renowned historian with particular prowess in military, naval, economic and social subjects. Faber Finds are reissuing his four volume The Pride and Fall sequence: The Collapse of British Power, The Audit of War, The Lost Victory, The Verdict of Peace, as well as The Swordbearers, Britain and her Army, 1509-1970 (winner of the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Award) and Engage the Enemy More Closely (winner of the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award).

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