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The Holy Fox: A Biography Of Lord Halifax Paperback – 26 Jun 1992

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Papermac (Do Not Use); New edition edition (26 Jun. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333575296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333575291
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,044,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the first biography of Lord Halifax for 25 years and the only one to make use of papers now available under the thirty and fifty year rules. Andrew Robert's interpretation is at variance with the popular view of this enigmatic, influential and much-maligned politician. Edward Wood, third Viscount Halifax, was a church-going, fox-hunting aristocrat, but it was his political guile that earned him Churchill's nickname for him, "The Holy Fox". In November 1937, as Chamberlain's special envoy, he held a conversation with Hitler that was to cast a shadow over Europe until the outbreak of war. After Eden's shock resignation in February, 1938, he became Foreign Secretary, but just days before Chamberlain flew to Munich, Halifax turned against appeasement and led the move to guarantee Poland. When Chamberlain fell in May 1940, it was Halifax, rather than Churchill, who was the favourite to succeed as Premier.

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