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This is an auction for THE MEMOIRS OF SIR ANTHONY EDEN in two hardback volumes:.

* FACING THE DICTATORS - Apprenticeship 1923-35; Foreign Secretary 1935-38 (hardback 1962; 659 pages; ex library, but still good condition)

* FULL SECRETARY - Foreign Secretary 1951-1954; Prime Minister 1955-56 (hardback 1960; 619 pages; no dust jacket, but good condition otherwise)

From Wikipedia:

"Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (1897-1977) was a British Conservative politician, who was Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War II. He was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. His world-wide reputation as a 'Man of Peace' and skilled diplomat was severely damaged by his conduct of the Suez Crisis in 1956, which was considered disastrous for Britain and a decisive sign of the decline of the British Empire. In the post-war years, Eden was a protagonist of the change in British policy on war criminal trials, which was perhaps best symbolised by his signature under the pardon conceded to the German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring on 24 October 1952. He is generally ranked among the least successful British Prime Ministers of the 20th century, although two broadly sympathetic biographies (in 1986 and 2003) have gone some way to redressing the balance of opinion..."

More on Wikipedia, in a very interesting entry.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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