Burying Caesar

Burying Caesar

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What were the political machinations that kept Neville Chamberlain in office during the 1930s and deliberately kept Winston Churchill out? Burying Caesar takes us into the thick of the battle for control of the Tory party in the 1930s. Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain were two giants of the political stage who were the sons of men who had decisively shaped the politics of the previous era. Burying Caesar charts the course plotted by both Churchill and Chamberlain in their ambition to win the greatest prize in British politics, which had eluded both their fathers. In this original and timely book, Graham Stewart examines the restrictions which Party conformity places upon ambitious politicians and describes vividly the fate that befalls those who step outside its limits. He analyses how best dissidents can alter their own Government's policy - whether they should do so privately from within the Cabinet or in open rebellion on the backbenches - provides fresh insights into how those in Government induce critics in their own party to stay silent, and identifies those responsible for the concerted campaign to silence Churchill. Readable, controversial and brilliantly intelligent, BURYING CAESAR is the result of rigorous archival research and fresh analysis from a young historian who has spent seven years immersed in the 1930s - one of this century's most complex and turbulent decades. It is a gripping account of the mechanisms and motivations that underpin politics in Britain, forces that are as important today as they were more than fifty years ago.show more

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  • Paperback
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753808323
  • 9780753808320

About Graham Stewart

Graham Stewart studied Modern History at St Andrews University before going up to St John's College, Cambridge. He was Alan Clark's researcher on THE TORIES: THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND THE NATION STATE 1922-1997. He published his first book, BURYING CAESAR, study of Churchill and Chamberlain and British politics of the 1930s, in 1999 to rave reviews. He has also worked as a leader writer on The Times.show more