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The Life and Times of Ernest Bevin. Volume One: Trade Union Leader, 1881-1940.
The Life and Times of Ernest Bevin. Volume One: Trade Union Leader, 1881-1940.
By Alan Bullock
Heinemann, 1960, 672 pp

The author of an admirable life of Hitler here turns to an infinitely more attractive subject. This first volume is confined to Bevin's career as a trade-union leader from 1910 to 1940, years in which he gained both the experience and the reputation that led to his later ministerial positions. An excellent, sympathetic, well-researched but not "official" life.