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Attlee | Clement R.

As It Happened

First Edition | First Issue


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Signed by Prime Minister Clement Attlee, the first printing of his memoirs, As It Happened.

Octavo, [4], 227pp. Red cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. With “First Published 1954” statement on copyright page. Light sunning to spine, faint toning to leaves. Includes frontispiece and numerous black and white photographs. In the publisher’s scarce dust jacket, price clipped, bright illustrations, a near fine example.

This copy is signed by Clement Attlee on the front free endpaper.

Clement R. Attlee (1883-1967) served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945-1951, following his term as Deputy Prime Minister during the coalition government of Winston Churchill. Attlee remains the longest serving leader of the Labour Party, from 1935-1955. Following the Second World War, the British economy was near bankruptcy and suffering from food shortages. Attlee’s creation of the modern welfare state and fiscal reforms were met with skepticism during his tenure as Prime Minister, but history now regards him as one of the greatest British prime ministers.

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William Heinemann LTD


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