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Published: 29 December 2020

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780197266847

Bookseller Code (06)

The Diaries and Letters of Lord Woolton 1940-1945

Edited by Michael Kandiah and Judith Rowbotham

Records of Social and Economic History

  • Thematic organisation of selections from Woolton's wartime diaries and letters, exploring the political problems and decisions made on food rationing, post-war reconstruction and Woolton's own insights into these
  • Use of contemporary newspaper coverage, both national and local, of the decisions by the Ministry of Food and Ministry of Reconstruction contextualises the popular impact of, and popular reaction to, rationing and reconstruction plans
  • Showcases a wartime figure who has in prior academic work tended to be relegated to the sidelines, enabling an understanding of the importance of the roles undertaken by Woolton, and a better appreciation of his wartime contribution
  • Provides a substantial Introduction, divided into four chapters, including one on the Ministry of Food and one on the Ministry of Reconstruction.
  • Provides new information on Churchill as a wartime leader, enabling a wider understanding of how Churchill operated as prime minister and national leader