The Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935 (Google eBook)

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Faber & Faber, Jul 21, 2011 - History - 452 pages
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By 1914 the Liberal Party had been governing Britain ever since its stunning general election victory of 1906. Four years later the Party was out of office, and so enfeebled it would never again form a government. What prompted the Liberal decline in the years of The Great War, and why did this decline then accelerate? Trevor Wilson's classic study analyses the strains exerted on Liberal principles by war, and the leadership crisis induced in 1916 by Lloyd George's ousting of Asquith.

'A good political mystery, and Mr Wilson has told it in fine dramatic style.' A.J.P. Taylor

'Offers portraits of those rivals, Asquith and Lloyd George, that are among the best - the most plausible and the most temperate - available.' New Yorker

  

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Contents

Title page
Fighting to Lose
THE LIBERAL PARTYAND THEWAR 19141918 1 Themes
The Most Incompetent Administration
Midway
Lloyd George and the Coupon
THE LIBERAL PARTY AND THE COALITION 19191922
The Liberal Recovery?
Liberal Reunion 13 Vote and
The Last Phase
Closing Stages Epilogue
Liberal Chief Whips 19141935
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About the author (2011)

Trevor Wilson, Emeritus Professor of the University of Adelaide, is one of the world's leading military historians concentrating in particular on the First World War. With Robin Prior as co-author he has written four books on that subject including The Somme and Passchendaele. Faber Finds are reissuing his magnum opus, The Myriad Faces of War, as well as The Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935.

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