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My Life

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New Illustrated Edition.

During his long life, the British Fascist leader Oswald Mosley knew just about everybody worth knowing. Politicians like Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt and Lloyd George. Leading society hostesses such as Lady Cunard, Mrs Randolph Hearst and Nancy Astor. He also knew Beaverbook, Northcliffe and Rothermere: the three most powerful press barons of their day. Authors like Compton Mackenzie and Henry Williamson were among his friends. And of course, Mosley had a unique personal insight into the characters of Hitler, Mussolini, Goering and the Goebbels.

On reading this book Michael Foot, Leader of the Labour Party during the 1980s, commented: “He came near to diverting the whole course of British history…What Mosley so valiantly stood for could have saved his country from the Hungry Thirties and the Second World War”.

Contents:
About the Author
1) Ancestry and Childhood
2) School And Sandhurst
3) Service in the First World War
4) The Gaining of Experience
5) Entry into Politics
6) Marriage To Cynthia Curzon
7) Youth and Age
8) The Irish Question
9) Elections
10) Birmingham Proposals
11) Roosevelt And American Industry
12) Parliament and the Labour Party
13) Ramsey Macdonald
14) Resignation
15) Consensus for National Action – Formation of the new Party
16) The British Union of Fascists
17) The Ideology of Fascism
18) Jewish Opposition
19) Hitler and Mussolini
20) Why I Opposed the War
21) Action at Outbreak of War – Imprisonment under 18B
22) Personal Life After the War
23) The Post-War European Idea
24) North Kensington – Renewal of Communist Violence

Comments about Oswald Mosley and My Life

‘The outstanding politician of his generation, … Mosley was spurned by Whitehall, Fleet Street and every party leader at Westminster, simply and solely because he was right.’
– R. H. S. Crossman in ‘The New Statesman’

‘Only Oswald Mosley … rose to the height of the challenge. His proposals… offered a blueprint for most of the constructive advances in economic policy to the present day … an astonishing achievement, evidence of a superlative talent.’
– A. J. P. Taylor in ‘English History, 1914-1945’

‘Mosley is the only man I have ever known who could have been a very great Prime Minister … His diagnosis was right … an enormously gifted man.’
– Lord Boothby in a BBC broadcast

‘Great talents and great strength of character.’
– Harold Macmillan in ‘Winds of Change’

Author: Oswald Mosley
Pages: 498
Binding: Hardcover | Softcover
Published: 2012
Language: English
ISBN: 9780992736569 | 9781908476692

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