RAB: the life of R.A. Butler

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J. Cape, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 422 pages
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Richard Austen Butler will always be remembered as the Conservative Party's "uncrowned Prime Minister". On the threshold of No. 10 three times - in 1953, when both Churchill and Eden were ill; in 1957, when he was expected to take over in the wake of Suez; and again in 1963, when an ailing Harold Macmillan blocked his succession. This biography is an engaging portrait of one of the most fascinating characters in recent British public life.

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