The Benn Diaries by Tony BennThe Benn Diaries by Tony Benn

The Benn Diaries

byTony Benn

Hardcover | June 27, 2017

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Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Benn Diaries, kept for almost seventy years, are a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of the political life of our times.

This single-volume edition is the selected highlights of the complete diaries from Tony's schooldays in the 1940s until he ceased keeping a record of his day-to-day thoughts in 2009.

The narrative starts with Tony as a schoolboy and takes the reader through his experience as a trainee pilot during the war, his tentative first days as a backbencher in Atlee's post-war government, through his battle to remain in the Commons after the death of his father. From cabinet posts and leadership battles, through election highs and slows to becoming a retired widower. Tony Benn was a consistently radical voicec ampaigning for the causes he was passionate about.

This volume is the definitive legacy of the best political diarist of our times.
Radical statesman and Member of Parliament for over fifty years, Tony Benn is the preeminent diarist of his generation. His political activity continued after 'retirement' through mass meetings, broadcasts and in more recent years through social media. A widower since 2000, Tony Benn died at his home in London on 14th March 2014.
Title:The Benn DiariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.6 × 6.3 × 2 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786330768

ISBN - 13:9781786330765

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