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British Foreign Secretaries in an Uncertain World, 1919-1939 : British Politics and Society - Michael Hughes

British Foreign Secretaries in an Uncertain World, 1919-1939

British Politics and Society

Hardcover Published: 16th December 2005
ISBN: 9780714657158
Number Of Pages: 256

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The nature of international diplomacy and Britain's world role changed immeasurably after the end of the First World War, and this book shows how the various men who headed the Foreign Office during the interwar years sought to operate in the shifting political and bureaucratic environments that confronted them.

British Foreign Secretaries in an Uncertain World examines the careers of each of the interwar Foreign Secretaries, including Lord Curzon, Ramsay MacDonald and Anthony Eden. Using an extensive range of primary sources both published and unpublished, official and private, Michael Hughes provides a detailed assessment of how these men approached their role and how influential they were in international diplomacy. The book also looks at the Foreign Secretaries' successes or failures within the British political system, analysing how influential the Foreign Office was under each Secretary in determining British foreign policy.

A fascinating book with a unique focus, British Foreign Secretaries in an Uncertain World takes a rigorous look at a key topic in British history.

General editor's prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Lord Curzon at the Foreign Office (1919-24)p. 13
Ramsay MacDonald at the Foreign Office (1924)p. 38
Austen Chamberlain at the Foreign Office (1924-29)p. 57
Arthur Henderson at the Foreign Office (1929-31)p. 81
Sir John Simon at the Foreign Office (1931-35)p. 99
Sir Samuel Hoare at the Foreign Office (1935)p. 123
Anthony Eden at the Foreign Office (1935-38)p. 142
Lord Halifax at the Foreign Office (1938-39)p. 165
Conclusionp. 192
Notesp. 210
Bibliographyp. 246
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780714657158
ISBN-10: 0714657158
Series: British Politics and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th December 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1