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Years Of Hope Diaries,Letters and Papers 1940-1962 by Tony Benn

Years Of Hope Diaries,Letters and Papers 1940-1962


Years Of Hope Diaries,Letters and Papers 1940-1962 by Tony Benn

YEARS OF HOPE is a kind of 'prequel' to the published series of DIARIES, and will cover fully the peerage renunciation, as well as revealing his early career, touching on schooldays, RAF service during the war, early involvement with politics etc. As a young man he had dealings with Atlee, Bevan, Morrison, Gaitskill and all the major politicians of the post-war Labour Government. This book will be more personal than earlier volumes and will draw on letters and other documents as well as the DIARIES themselves. It will reveal the extraordinary consistency of Benn's political views, as well as showing how he came to acquire them.

About the Author

Radical statesman and Member of Parliament for over fifty years, Tony Benn is the pre-eminent 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.

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Publication date

7th September 1995


Tony Benn

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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


464 pages


Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
Autobiography: historical, political & military



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