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Harold Macmillan

(1894–1986). Prime minister. Anglo‐American by birth, Macmillan proceeded from Eton to Balliol College, Oxford, where he secured a first in classical moderations. During the war ...

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Harold ( 1894–1986 ) . Prime minister. Anglo-American by birth, Macmillan proceeded from Eton to Balliol College, Oxford, where he secured a first in classical moderations shortly before the outbreak of the First World War . During the war he was badly injured and spent the last stages of the conflict hospitalized. After the war he served as ADC to the governor-general of Canada before going into the family publishing firm. Macmillan was elected as member for Stockton at his second attempt in 1924 . He was not a conventional Conservative and had...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Harold Macmillan 1894 – 1986 No one who has not experienced it can realize the determination of an American mother defending one of her children. Like Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister Macmillan had a formidable American mother. Here he was recalling for his official biographer how his mother pevented him as a young man from converting to Roman Catholicism, a step that she feared would interfere with her ambitions for her son in Alistair Horne, Harold Macmillan. Vol. I ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Harold Harold Macmillan 1894 – 1986 British Conservative statesman ; Prime Minister, 1957–63 Housing is not a question of Conservatism or Socialism. It is a question of humanity. article written 1925, used as slogan 1951; Alistair Horne Macmillan (1988) Forever poised between a cliché and an indiscretion. on the life of a Foreign Secretary in Newsweek 30 April 1956 Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good. ‘You Never Had It So Good’ was the Democratic Party slogan during the 1952 US election campaign speech at...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Harold Harold Macmillan 1894 – 1986 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1957–63 . On Macmillan: see thorpe ; see also hitler We…are Greeks in this American empire…We must run the Allied Forces HQ as the Greeks ran the operations of the Emperor Claudius. to Richard crossman in 1944 in Sunday Telegraph 9 February 1964 Greeks in this American empire Greeks in this American empire Greeks in this American empire Forever poised between a cliché and an indiscretion. on the life of a Foreign Secretary in Newsweek 30 April 1956...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Harold Harold Macmillan 1894 – 1986 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1957–63 . On Macmillan: see thorpe , hitler , misquotations , stockton We…are Greeks in this American empire…We must run the Allied Forces HQ as the Greeks ran the operations of the Emperor Claudius. to Richard crossman in 1944 in Sunday Telegraph 9 February 1964 Greeks in this American empire Greeks in this American empire Greeks in this American empire There ain't gonna be no war. following the Geneva summit at a London press conference, 24 July...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...once gone, cannot be retrieved’, this allusion was memorably used in a speech to the Tory Reform Group by Macmillan, by then Earl of Stockton, on 8 November 1985. He was questioning the government's policy of privatizing profitable nationalized industries. Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set. Quoted in Alastair Horne, Macmillan 1957–1986 (1989). In Ruth Dudley Edwards, Harold Macmillan: a life in pictures (1983), Macmillan (who is purported to have written the picture captions) states: ‘I rather agree with Ralph Richardson [the...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0Harold Harold Macmillan 1894 – 1986 British Conservative statesman ; Prime Minister, 1957–63 . On Macmillan: see bevan , hennessy , levin , levin , macleod , thorpe Toryism has always been a form of paternal socialism. in 1936; Anthony Sampson Macmillan (1967) Toryism has always been paternal socialism paternal socialism We…are Greeks in this American empire…We must run the Allied Forces HQ as the Greeks ran the operations of the Emperor Claudius. to Richard crossman in 1944, after French North Africa had become an American...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Harold ( 1894–1986 ). Prime minister . Anglo‐American by birth, Macmillan proceeded from Eton to Balliol College, Oxford, where he secured a first in classical moderations. During the war he was badly injured. After the war he served as ADC to the governor‐general of Canada before going into the family publishing firm. Macmillan was elected as member for Stockton at his second attempt in 1924 . In Parliament he associated himself with a group of progressive Tories, styled the YMCA, but his career suffered a blow when he lost his seat in the 1929 ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Sir Harold ( Maurice Harold Macmillan ) ( 1894–1986 ) British statesman , prime minister ( 1957–63 ). Macmillan became a Conservative MP in 1924 . He held a succession of cabinet posts, including minister of defence ( 1954–55 ) and chancellor of the exchequer ( 1955–57 ), before succeeding Anthony Eden as prime minister. Macmillan improved Anglo-American relations, and sought a rapprochement between Moscow and Washington. His attempt to lead Britain into the European Economic Community ( EEC ) faltered in the face of De Gaulle 's...

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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..., (Maurice) Harold ( 1894–1988 ), British Conservative politician who was attached to Eisenhower 's Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) in Algiers during the North African campaign in 1943 as a political adviser and to Alexander 's AFHQ at Caserta in 1944–5 during the Italian campaign . As president of the Allied Control Commission in Italy he acted as the link between Allied commanders, the British government, and the local authorities. British prime minister from 1957 to 1963 , he was created Earl of Stockton in 1984 . Macmillan, H. , War...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...Macmillan, ( Maurice ) Harold (b. London , 10 Feb. 1894 ; d. Chelwood Gate, Sussex , 29 Dec. 1986 ) UK Foreign Secretary 1955 , Chancellor of the Exchequer 1955–7 , Prime Minister 1957–63 The son of a publisher (and grandson of a Scottish crofter), Macmillan was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He served with the Grenadier Guards during World War I and was wounded three times, on the third occasion seriously. His wartime experience, surviving when much of his generation was wiped out, had a lasting impact. So too did his experience as...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Maurice Harold (b. London , 10 Feb. 1894 ; d. Chelwood Gate, Sussex , 29 Dec. 1986 ) British ; Foreign Secretary 1955 , Chancellor of the Exchequer 1955–7 , Prime Minister 1957–63 ; Viscount Stockton 1984 The son of a publisher (and grandson of a Scottish crofter), Macmillan was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He served with the Grenadier Guards during the First World War and was wounded three times, on the third occasion seriously. His wartime experience, surviving when much of his generation was wiped out, had a...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., (Maurice) Harold, Earl of Stockton ( 1894–1986 ) British statesman and Conservative prime minister ( 1957–63 ). He was appointed to the OM in 1976 and accepted an earldom in 1984 . Macmillan was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. After service in World War I, he worked in the publishing house founded by his grandfather Daniel Macmillan . An MP from 1924 to 1929 and from 1931 to 1964 , he opposed Neville Chamberlain 's policy of appeasement in the 1930s and did not hold office until World War II. He was then parliamentary secretary...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Harold, 1st Earl of Stockton ( Maurice Harold Macmillan ) ( 1894–1986 ) British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister ( 1957–63 ) . His term of office saw the signing of the Test-Ban Treaty ( 1963 ) with the USA and the USSR. He advocated the granting of independence to British colonies but his attempt to take Britain into the European Economic Community was blocked by the French President1 de Gaulle ( 1963 ). Macmillan resigned on grounds of ill health shortly after the scandal surrounding the Secretary of State for War, John...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... Macmillan n. [rhy. sl.; ult. UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan ( 1894–1986 )] a villain. 1992 R. Puxley Cockney Rabbit . 2002 B. Kirkpatrick Wicked Cockney Rhy....

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Harold Macmillan

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(1894–1986).Prime minister. Anglo‐American by birth, Macmillan proceeded from Eton to Balliol College, Oxford, where he secured a first in classical moderations. During the war he was badly injured. ...
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John L. Esposito and John O. Voll

Makers of Contemporary Islam

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...Shils, “Intellectuals,” in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences , ed. David L. Sills (New York: Macmillan, 1968), 7:399 . 2. Roberto Michels, “Intellectuals,” in Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences , ed. Edwin R. A. Seligman (New York: Macmillan, 1932). 8:118 . 3. Clyde W. Barrow, “Styles of Intellectualism in Weber's Historical...

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