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Why Do the People Hate Me So? The Strange Interlude between the Two Great Wars in the Britain of Stanley Baldwin by Jeremy Dobson

Why Do the People Hate Me So? The Strange Interlude between the Two Great Wars in the Britain of Stanley Baldwin

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A clutch of left-leaning historians and commentators and Churchill polishing his reputation have done much to blacken Stanley Baldwin’s reputation. Baldwin has a great champion in Jeremy Dobson who is out to correct the historical record and offers here an alternative view of the man. He builds a in depth picture of the inter-war years, the complexities of international relations, the coming war and Baldwin’s role as leader at such a vital point in history. Dobson gives the reader a hugely detailed portrait of Baldwin, that rarest of men, a modest polititian.

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Stanley Baldwin may not be considered to be one of the great politicians of the early 20th century but this biography aims to refute the many allegations laid against this much maligned man and to show why he stood up so determinedly for his religious and patriotic beliefs against a public that through the inter war years increasingly rejected him. Unfortunately his stern public facade meant the public never really warmed to him or saw his strong Christian charity and kindness underneath. Here Jeremy Dobson successfully shows the human side of Sir Stanley Baldwin and is incredibly persuasive in showing the reader why Baldwin’s firm views on various matters including pastoral issues and the nightmare of war. He also successfully refutes the accusations made of Baldwin by one of his successors, Sir Winston Churchill, that he was guilty of a deriliction of duty over the defence issues of the time. The author’s military knowledge coupled with a long term desire to set the record straight has delivered a well researched work in an accessible writing style.

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Why Do the People Hate Me So? The Strange Interlude between the Two Great Wars in the Britain of Stanley Baldwin by Jeremy Dobson

The era over which Stanley Baldwin presided became known as the Baldwin Age'. Yet, despite a dozen or so biographies and several portraits in the memoirs of the great and the good, he remains little remembered today. Nonetheless the country owed much to him. The Great War of 1914-1918 had been the greatest conflict the world had known and that world had changed, robbed of its order, structure and beliefs; dictators came soon enough to replace the toppled monarchs. This biography details the many challenges Baldwin faced during his life.


'I like the author's style of writing, friendly and interesting to read' - Henry Sandon, Antiques Roadshow

About the Author

Jeremy Dobson is a former racing driver in Cooper-Cosworth (F.3). Ironic since Baldwin abhorred speed! He spent 30 years as a technical writer in Automotive Industry (British Leyland then Lucas Industries). Included MGB V8 car (BL heritage series).

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Publication date

29th October 2009


Jeremy Dobson

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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing


434 pages


Biography: historical, political & military
Political leaders & leadership

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

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