When the latter collapsed under the strain of the Suez debacle of 1956, Macmillan was well placed to snatch the premiership for himself, elbowing his lifelong rival, R. A. Butler, aside in pursuit of the supreme prize.
Harold Macmillan's diaries from 1959-1966 offer the most complete and entertaining account of any modern Premiership. Written up at the end of each day in a lively, witty style, they provide a fascinating, personal record of his experiences governing the nation, including several key events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain's bid for entry into Europe, the build up to the Vietnam war, and the Profumo Affair, a scandal that went to the heart of his own government and came to typify the 'you've never had it so good' sixities. His was a premiership during a time of immense change in Britain and these journals are an essential insight into inner government at the time. 'Macmillan's wry aphorisms sparkle' - Daily Telegraph 'an enthralling book' - Sunday Telegraph 'some splendid gems that deserve immortality' - New Statesman
As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions—rising nationalism, globalization’s economic pressures, sectarian strife, and the United States’ fading role as the world’s pre-eminent superpower—to the period preceding the Great War. In illuminating the years before 1914, MacMillan shows the many parallels between then and now, telling an urgent story for our time. THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author. Available in ebook only.
Getting cancer is like a bomb going off in your life. Having chemotherapy can feel like another bomb. If you're getting ready for chemotherapy, you probably have many questions-but searching for answers on the internet can be overwhelming and the pamphlets from your oncologist don't begin to tell you all you need to know. You may be scared, confused or exhausted. You'll want to know what to expect and how to prepare for chemotherapy - and so will your loved ones who are supporting you. In her concise and easy-to-read guidebook, Braving Chemo, Harvard-educated physician and breast cancer survivor Beverly A. Zavaleta MD cuts through the confusion to provide you with clear answers to your most ...
A gorgeously illustrated Christmas classic re-written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith, The Twelve Days of Christmas, or Grandma is Overly Generous, is the creator of the Claude series and How Winston Delivered Christmas. On the first day of Christmas my Grandma sent to me . . . Grandma's presents may start off sensible – a partridge is easy enough to take care of – but her generosity soon gets wildly out of hand . . . The Twelve Days of Christmas: Or Grandma is Overly Generous is a witty new take on the festive classic The Twelve Days of Christmas, accompanied by beautiful full-colour illustrations, this is the perfect Christmas present for any child.