Few politicians were as frequently underestimated as Clement Attlee. This biography goes a long way to shed light on why Attlee, an apparently dull unnasuming man, turned out to be one of the 20th century's great political leaders.
After a priveliged middle class upbringing. His harrowing experiences of working with the poor of the East End of London as a young man, gave him a burning desire to eliminate the social ills of poverty and sqalour which he saw around him.
Attlee's dull conventional exterior, hid a skilled, competent and determined politician of genuine conviction. If only we had a few more politicians like him today.
This is an excellent biography of this great man. Much recommended.