THE MACMILLAN DIARIES
Prime Minister and After: 1957-1966

HAROLD MACMILLAN
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Considered the most complete account of any modern British Premiership, and written up at the end of each day in a lively, witty style, the entries provide a fascinating record of Macmillan’s experiences governing the nation, including key events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain’s bid for entry into Europe, the build up to the Vietnam War and the Profumo Affair.

Perhaps the most striking thing is how often we find him with his nose in a book -- in itself, a revealing sign not just of his personal literacy, but of the sheer complacency of the times. SUNDAY TIMES