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A fascinating biography of a fascinating man.
on 17 March 2017
Very good. Better written than the same author's bio of Clement Attlee.
A fascinating biography of a fascinating man, whose life was cut far too short. He was a veteran of the Attlee government, as well as Labour politics before and during the war. He was brave enough to oppose Churchill on many issues during the war. (He remained outside the coalition government).
A man of principle, who could also sometimes compromise on certain issues, for which he was criticised by what I would dare to call lesser men.
Harold Wilson used to be a "Bevanite", but seemed to desert that cause when it didn't seem to lead anywhere. It would have been fascinating to see which of the two would have got the upper hand in the 1960s, if Bevan had not died in 1960.