Ferdinand Mount: Harold Macmillan
8 September 2011
Show More Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan by D.R. Thorpe.
Pimlico, 887 pp., £16.99, September 2011, 978 1 84413 541 7Show More
The Macmillan Diaries Vol. II: Prime Minister and After 1957-66 edited by Peter Catterall.
Macmillan, 758 pp., £40, May 2011, 978 1 4050 4721 0Show More
“... tears running down his face. This is how D.R. Thorpe tells the story, eloquently and elegantly, as he does everything in this exemplary biography, which complements if it does not entirely supplant AlistairHorne’s two-volume official Life; Horne is better on the military, Thorpe on the political and personal. At every juncture Thorpe presents the evidence in a scrupulous and equable style. He is ...”