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Guilty Men

Guilty Men

Author: CATO

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571280940

Category: History

Page: 156

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In his preface to the 1998 reissue, Michael Foot wrote, 'Guilty Men was conceived by three London journalists who had formed the habit of meeting on the roof of the Evening Standard offices in Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, just after the the afternoon paper had been put to bed and, maybe, just before the Two Brewers opened across the road.' The book's genesis and publication could hardly have been swifter. Its writing took four days from the 1st to the 4th June 1940: it was published on the 5th July. It is an angry book, indeed, a devastatingly effective polemic. Its target was the appeasers of the 1930s, the leading culprits being Baldwin, Chamberlain and Halifax who had left the country so ill-prepared, and who, by their pusillanimity, had emboldened Hitler and Mussolini; and in the case of the last two still favoured some accommodation with the fascist dictators. In today's parlance, it would be called a wake-up call. It was very successful selling about 200,000 copies. Kenneth Morgan, Michael Foot's biographer, describes the book as consisting of 'a series of brief vignettes of key episodes or personalities, the latter invariably foolish or dishonest.' Michael Foot wrote eight of the chapters, the first and most powerful one being on Dunkirk. Although Michael Foot was the main contributor, and the one who suggested 'Cato' as the umbrella pseudonym, the other two, as Michael Foot would be the first to admit, Peter Howard and Frank Own should not be forgotten. Seventy years on, Guilty Men has not lost its readability and power to enrage.

Guilty Men

Guilty Men

Author: Cato The Younger

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785902499

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Britain's 2016 vote to leave the EU was the most momentous democratic decision ever made in British history. No development since the Second World War is likely to have more far-reaching consequences for the British economy, society, politics and culture. Some predict it will lead eventually to the break-up of the UK, others to the end of the EU, others to an enhanced likelihood of war in Europe and beyond. The vote to leave took just a single day, but the decision to call the referendum followed several months of agonising in No. 10, while the ground for Britain's departure was sown over many, many years. When Britain entered the EU in 1973, it was known as 'the sick man of Europe'. When it voted to leave in 2016, it had the fastest-growing economy in the G7,and it was both the world's top soft power and one of its most creative and tolerant nations. Why have we risked all this? Ask the guilty men, who, for reasons of personal gain, misplaced ideology or sheer folly, have jeopardised all our futures.

Guilty Men

Guilty Men

Author: Cato

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571270204

Category: Great Britain

Page: 156

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The writing of this book took four days in June 1940. It was published on the 5th July. It is an angry book, indeed, a devastatingly effective polemic. Its target was the appeasers of the 1930s, the leading culprits being Baldwin, Chamberlain and Halifax who had left the country so ill-prepared, and who, by their pusillanimity, had emboldened Hitler and Mussolini; and in the case of the last two still favoured some accommodation with the fascist dictators. In today's parlance, it would be called a wake-up call. --Publisher description

"Let No Guilty Man Escape"

Author: Roger Harold Tuller

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806133066

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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""Let No Guilty Man Escape," the first new Parker biography in four decades, corrects this simplistic image by presenting Parker's unique brand of frontier justice within the legal and political context of his time. Using primary documents from the National Archives, Missouri court records, and other sources not included by previous biographers, Roger H. Tuller demonstrates that Parker was an ambitious attorney who used the law to advance his own career. Parker rose from a frontier Missouri lawyer to become a congressional representative, and when Reconstructionist-era politics denied him continued progress, he sought the judicial appointment for which he is most remembered."--BOOK JACKET.

‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

Author: Julie V. Gottlieb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316608

Category: History

Page: 340

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British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars. This study casts new light on the turn to international affairs in feminist politics, the gendered representation and experience of the Munich Crisis, and the profound impression made by female public opinion on PM Neville Chamberlain in his negotiations with the dictators.

Parties at War

Parties at War

Author: Andrew Thorpe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191556784

Category: History

Page: 352

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Political parties formed the cornerstone of the liberal democracy for which Britain claimed it was fighting in the Second World War. However, that conflict represented the most sustained challenge to the British party system during the twentieth century. War forced the suspension of normal electoral politics, and exerted considerable extra demands on the time and loyalties of party activists and organizers. This all posed a serious challenge to the Conservative, Labour and Liberal parties. Parties at War uses an unusually broad and deep range of records of the main political parties to explore how they responded to the challenge of war. Extensive use of the local as well as the national-level papers of the major parties offers a fuller picture than ever previously attempted. Andrew Thorpe focuses on what parties actually did, at both local and national levels, to sustain their organization during the war. He assesses the varying impacts of war, not just on each of the parties, but also over time, and between the different regions and areas of Britain. Thorpe demonstrates how wartime struggles over organization had significance not just for the election of the first majority Labour government in 1945, but also for the longer-term development of 'party' in modern British politics.

Major Works of Charles Stanley Volume One

Major Works of Charles Stanley Volume One

Author: Charles Stanley

Publisher: Irving Risch

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Railway Tracts 1 The Son of God 2 The Handcuffs 3 “Smashed to Pieces” 4 The Lost Ticket 5 “Just in Time” 6 “Conversation” 7 “What a Contrast” 8 “Progress” 9 “An Interesting Question” 10 “The Explosion” 11 “I have my Ticket” 12 “Over Luggage” 13 How does a man become a Soldier? 14 The Sad, Sad Face! 15 “Must I not strive?” 16 The Lunatic and his keeper “Plain Words” 1 The Little Garden 2 Lesson from an Old Schoolmaster 3 “Conversion” 4 The Telescope 5 Redemption 6 “Life” 7 “The Justifier 8 Worship 9 The Burial of the Ethiopian 10 “The Risen Christ” 11 “The Live Bird loose” 12 The Great Supper 13 How did the Jew know his Sin was Forgiven? 14 Naaman, the Leper 15 “As it was in the days of Noah” 16 “As it was in the days of Lot” “Bread Cast Upon The Waters” 1 “Your Dying Hour” 2 “Be thou Clean” 3 “Have I repented enough? 4 “Thy Sins be Forgiven thee” 5 Two Things which God hath Joined Together 6 “Why are ye Troubled?” 7 How are you to be Saved? 8 Who is to Blame? 9 If thou knewest the Gift of God? 10 “Repentance unto Life” 11 What is Good News to a man who feels himself Lost? 12 What is Grace? 13 “Hath” and “Are” 14 “The Righteousness of God” 15 How can a Sinner be Justified? 16 How does the Believer know that he is Justified? Mephibosheth; Lame on both Feet. Ruth; or, Blessing and Rest. Job's Conversion; or, God the Justifier. Coming of the Lord, &c. With Diagram.