Harold Macmillan and Britain's World Role

Harold Macmillan and Britain's World Role

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Edited by Richard Aldous , Edited by Sabine Lee , Introduction by R. R. James

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When Harold Macmillan became prime minister in 1957, Britain had reached a critical point in its contemporary history. There was still evidence of Britain's status as a great power, yet the previous year's humiliation at Suez had undermined its credibility. By taking key areas of overseas policy - summitry, the Middle East, defence, Empire, and Europe - this volume looks at Macmillan's attempts to establish a new foreign policy agenda after Suez. Based on research in public and private archives in Britain, America and Germany, Harold Macmillan and Britain's World Role offers a critical reappraisal of British foreign policy between 1957 and 1963, addressing how successfully Macmillan answered his own key question: 'Why should the UK stay in the big game?'

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  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 145 x 223 x 20mm | 300g
  • 22 Nov 1995
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke
  • index, tables
  • 033363053X
  • 9780333630532

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