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The Holy Fox
10 Sep 2015 * PAPERBACK * £12 * 9781781856994

Andrew Robert's much-admired biography of one of the most influential and controversial British politicians of the 1930s.

Non Fiction / BGH (Biography)
Extent: 496 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm Illus: 8pp illus
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The Holy Fox: The Life of Lord Halifaxby Andrew Roberts

Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential – and controversial – British politicians of the 1930s.

A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The Holy Fox' by Churchill for his political guile, Halifax was one of the most prominent Tory politicians of the interwar period. As Viceroy of India, he struck a deal with Gandhi that ended the Civil Disobedience campaign. His meeting with Hitler in 1937 was a milestone in appeasement, yet just days before the infamous Munich agreement, he demanded 'the destruction of Nazism'. By May 1940, for many it was Halifax, not Churchill, who was the natural choice for Britain's war leader.

Andrew Roberts' acclaimed biography draws on private documents to offer a nuanced reappraisal of an enigmatic, influential and much-maligned politician.

Andrew Roberts is one of Britain's most admired historians.

'A biography of astonishing maturity and distinction.' Philip Ziegler

'Mr Roberts's narrative account of the crucial months grips and convinces.' Andrew Marr

'It is quite a life, and in Andrew Roberts the life has found quite a biographer.' Norman Stone

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