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The Resource Political wings : William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate, Alun Wyburn-Powell ; foreword by David Wedgwood Benn, (electronic resource)

Political wings : William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate, Alun Wyburn-Powell ; foreword by David Wedgwood Benn, (electronic resource)

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Political wings : William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate
Title
Political wings
Title remainder
William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate
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Alun Wyburn-Powell ; foreword by David Wedgwood Benn
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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Wyburn-Powell, Alun
Dewey number
941.082092
LC call number
PR6039.T453
LC item number
.W938 2015eb
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1928-
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Benn, David Wedgwood
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  • Stansgate, William Wedgwood Benn
  • Politicians
  • Great Britain
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This is the first biography of Rt. Hon. William Wedgwood Benn DSO, DFC, first Viscount Stansgate, cabinet minister under MacDonald and Attlee, Air Commodore with active service in both World Wars, defector from the Liberals to Labour over his dispute with Lloyd George, and father of Tony Benn. Benn served in the army and RAF during the First World War (when he took part in the first parachute drop behind enemy lines at night) and in the Second World War he reached the rank of acting Air Commodore). His eldest son Michael, heir to the viscountcy, died on active service with the RAF, leaving his second son Tony to inherit the title and a seat in the House of Lords. Before his death, Tony Benn gave extensive interviews for this book. His brother, David has also provided interviews and material, as have other members of the family including Stephen Benn (now the third Viscount Stansgate). Extensive paperwork left by William Wedgwood Benn (now in the Parliamentary Archives) including his diary and unfinished, unpublished autobiography were all utilized in the construction of this biography. Alun Wyburn-Powell has managed to construct a biographical study of real force, weaving together snippets from Benn's own private papers with insights from his family and colleagues in order to create an authentic impression of Benn and the times in which he lived.William Wedgwood Benn, the first Lord Stansgate, was an important figure in the politics of the Left in the first half of the 20th century. Alun Wyburn-Powell has done him full justice in this, the first scholarly biography, which casts much light both on the evolution of British radicalism, and on the legacy which he bequeathed to his son, Tony.' Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Government, King's College, London Alun Wyburn-Powell's biography of the forgotten Benn sparkles with fascinating detail. From Asquith to Attlee, it's a remarkable story of Liberal and Labour politics in the first half of the twentieth century. Michael Crick, Political Correspondent, Channel 4 News"
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Political wings : William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate, Alun Wyburn-Powell ; foreword by David Wedgwood Benn, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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OCM1bookssj0001539693
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unknown
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1 online resource (273 pages)
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781473848177
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(e-book)
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  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001539693
Label
Political wings : William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate, Alun Wyburn-Powell ; foreword by David Wedgwood Benn, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001539693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781473848177
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001539693

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