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The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister. Volume I: 1964-1966
The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister. Volume I: 1964-1966
By Richard Crossman
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976, 688 pp
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The candid and revealing diaries of Labour's left-of-center Minister of Housing, diaries that Crossman's Labour colleagues tried to keep unpublished. They afford a splendid, though dismal, picture of the governance of Britain and of its economic prospects. Also poignant thoughts, as when describing taking part in Churchill's funeral he wrote: "It felt like the end of an epoch, possibly even the end of a nation."