Jago has produced a thoughtful and readable biography, and has made his own contribution to the Attlee canon with new research and insights. --Francis Beckett, New Statesman
Jago's excellent biography ... is a masterly piece of work and goes some way to redressing the balance. --Chris Hallam
Michael Jago ... has discovered some new sources and has admirably reworked old ones to show that that whilst Attlee was lucky, he has experience, determination and grit. --Keith Simpson MP
I can see myself telling researchers of the future, asking about Attlee, that Jago should be their first port of call... [B]y far the best account of his university years. --Dr Robin Darwall Smith, Fellow and Archivist of University College, Oxford
The evidence from this generally impressive book is that the Attlee governments were brimming with talent and policies. --History Today
About the Author
MICHAEL JAGO read Ancient History and Philosophy at University College, Oxford before settling in the USA in 1980. For fifteen years he ran an educational travel business, focusing on the battlefields of western Europe. Previously a publisher and editor of a number of journals, he now specialises in biography. His biography of John Bingham, The Man Who Was George Smiley, was published by Biteback in 2013. He lives in both Chicago and southwest France.