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This is an auction for SELECTIONS FROM THE DIARIES OF A CABINET MINISTER 1964-1970,. by Richard Crossman.

Introduced and edited by Anthony Howard.

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"Richard Crossman, (1907-1974) was a British Labour Party politician, author and editor of the New Statesman. A prominent socialist intellectual, he became one of the Labour Party's leading Zionists and anti-communists. Crossman is noted for his colourful if highly subjective Diaries of a Cabinet Minister. Crossman entered the House of Commons in 1945, as Member of Parliament for Coventry East, a seat he would hold until shortly before his death in 1974. He was a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party from 1952 until 1967, and Chairman of the Labour Party in 1960-61. Crossman was Labour's spokesman on Education before the 1964 general election, but upon forming the new Government Harold Wilson appointed Crossman Minister of Housing and Local Government. During the months of political turmoil that led up to the 1970 election loss, Crossman had been considered, however briefly, as a last-minute option to replace Wilson as Prime Minister. After the general election defeat, Crossman resigned from the Labour front bench in 1970 to become editor of the New Statesman. He is perhaps now best known for his colourful and highly subjective Diaries of a Cabinet Minister. Covering his time in government from 1964 to 1970, they appeared despite a legal battle by the government to block publication. Crossman's diaries were an acknowledged source for the highly successful TV comedy series Yes, Minister..."

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Hardback 1979.

688 pages.

Good condition.

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

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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