Churchill’s Peacetime Ministry, 1951–55

  • Henry Pelling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 1-11
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    Pages 12-30
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    Pages 31-44
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    Pages 45-62
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    Pages 63-72
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    Pages 73-88
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    Pages 89-105
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    Pages 106-119
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    Pages 120-137
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    Pages 138-154
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    Pages 155-176
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 184-216

About this book


The first study of the Churchill government of 1951-55 based on the Prime Minister's political papers (including his correspondence with President Eisenhower) and diaries and letters of Eden, Butler and other ministers. A picture emerges, not of a Government dominated by Churchill as in wartime, but of many sharp disagreements about foreign and domestic policy. But in spite of Churchill's stroke in 1953 and Eden's serious illness they emerged to win major diplomatic successes. Meanwhile Butler and Macmillan both attained leadership status.


Churchill diplomacy domestic policy Europe government Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry Pelling
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-67709-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25283-1
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