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    • Nye : the political life of Aneurin Bevan

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Statement of Responsibility:
    • Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds; foreword by Neil Kinnock
Place of Publication:
  • London
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Publication Date:
  • 2015
ISBN:
    • 9781780762098
E-ISBN:
    • 0857734997
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    • illustrations, photographs, portraits
Summary:
  • Aneurin - Nye - Bevan was one of the pivotal Labour figures of the post-war era. As Minister for Health in Attlee's government, his role in the foundation of the NHS, the world's largest publically-funded health service and the centre-piece of the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, changed the face of British society forever. The son of a coal miner from South Wales, Bevan was a life-long champion of social justice and the rights of working people and became one of the leading proponents of Socialist thought in Britain...In this book, acclaimed author Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds provides the first full-life biography of Bevan in over two decades, from his birth in Tredegar in the South Wales Valleys in 1897 to his death from stomach cancer at the age of 62 in 1960. Thomas-Symonds considers not just Bevan's political career but also his upbringing, his career in local government in Wales and his relationship with his wife, and fellow Labour MP, Jennie Lee. Drawing on first-hand interviews as well as recently released sources, he provides a unique portrait of one of the great British statesmen of the twentieth century. [Source: publisher's website]
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  • English
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