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Alan Clark (1) (1928–1999)

Autor/a de Barbarossa: The Russian-German Conflict, 1941-45

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25+ obres 2,177 Membres 28 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Alan Clark, the noted historian, entered politics in 1972. He is currently Secretary of State in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet
Crèdit de la imatge: Telegraph

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This is volume 3 in the diary extracts of the politician who died in 1999 of a brain tumour. I didn't enjoy the book, although I liked volume 2, partly because of the looming knowledge of what would happen to him by the end and partly because it starts off where he is having an affair with a woman known only as 'x' despite always telling us how lovely his wife Jane is. He throws the whole thing in her face for quite a while as well as being maudlin and self-pitying when the affair stutters to an end. He is also miserable at having left the House of Commons, which he did in the belief that the Conservatives would lose the election (in fact, it was the next one they lost). While working on a history of the party, which was published in 1998, he makes various attempts to get back into politics and is eventually selected for a safe seat, Kensington & Chelsea where he is happy (he was always dissatisfied with his previous constituency). But he suffers from various symptoms of ill-health throughout and has tests which come back negative. It is late on when his wife works out what is wrong and takes him for a brain scan. An immediate operation is carried out followed by radiotherapy, but it seems it was too late as he continues to decline and the final section of the diary describing his demise is written by Jane. So a sad book overall and therefore I can only give it a 2 star rating.… (més)
 
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Top class history of German invasion of Russia
 
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Membres
2,177
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#11,778
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3.9
Ressenyes
28
ISBN
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