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Alec Douglas-Home

by D. R. Thorpe

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Published by Sinclair-Stevenson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Home of the Hirsel, Alec Douglas-Home, Baron, 1903-,
    • Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [470]-488) and index.

      StatementD.R. Thorpe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA566.9.H65 T46 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxviii, 562 p., [32] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages562
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL732579M
      ISBN 101856192776, 1856195090
      LC Control Number97122338

      Princeton University Library One Washington Road Princeton, NJ USA () The way the wind blows: An autobiography by Home of the Hirsel, Alec Douglas-Home and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

        A bungled plot by Left-wing students to kidnap Alec Douglas-Home, the Conservative prime minister, has been revealed for the first time in the coded diaries of Lord Hailsham, the former Lord. Oct. 10, - DR. KISSINGER MEETS SIR ALEC. DR. KISSINGER, the United States Secretary of State, was met at Henthrow Airport last night by SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, Britian's a Foreign Secretary Dr. Kissinger was on his wasy home to Washington after a .

        PRIME MINISTERS IN THE POST-WAR WORLD: ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME D.R. Thorpe After Andrew Bonar Law's funeral in Westminster Abbey in November , Herbert Asquith observed, 'It is fitting that we should have buried the Unknown Prime Minister by the side of the Unknown Soldier'.   Family of former prime minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home in mourning after nephew killed himself at his country home days before his birthday. Widower .


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Price New from Used from Hardcover, Import "Please retry" $ Cited by: Sir Alec Douglas-Home was born in Mayfair, London, into an aristocratic family.

He attended Eton College followed by Oxford University, where he graduated with a third class BA in Modern History. Alec Douglas-Home.

AKA Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home. Born: 2-Jul Birthplace: London, England Died: 9-Oct Location of death: Berwickshire, Scotland Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Coldstream, Borders, Scotland Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Head of State, Politician Nationality: Scotland Executive summary: Born: Sir Alec Douglas-Home, also called (–63) Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, 14th Earl of Home, or (from ) Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel of Coldstream, (born July 2,London, Eng.—died Oct.

9,The Hirsel, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scot.), British foreign secretary from toprime minister from Oct. 19,to Oct. 16,and. Sir Alec Douglas-Home Hardcover – December 1, by Kenneth Young (Author) › Visit Amazon's Kenneth Young Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: Lord Home who has died at the age of 92, was in manner unobtrusive and undemanding yet reached the height of his political career, first as foreign secretary and next as prime minister, in.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home. London, Dent, (OCoLC) Named Person: Alec Douglas-Home Home of the Hirsel, Baron; Alec Douglas-Home Home of the Hirsel, Baron; Alec Douglas-Home Home of the Hirsel; Edward Heath; Harold Macmillan: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Young.

Alec Douglas-Home, who died in Octoberwas a member of every Conservative administration from to This biographical study is a comprehensive portrait of a turbulent era in recent world history, and of a man who was described as representing "all that was best in his generation".

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel KT PC (; 2 July – 9 October ) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from October. Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home o the Hirsel KT PC (/ ˈ h juː m /; 2 Julie – 9 October ) wis a Breetish Conservative politeecian that served as Prime Meenister frae October tae October He is notable for bein the maist recent Prime Meenister tae haud office while bein a member o the Hoose o Lairds, afore renouncin his peerage an takkin up a seat in the Hoose Monarch: Elizabeth II.

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC (/ ˈ h juː m / (); 2 July – 9 October ) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from to He was better known as Alec Douglas-Home. Home was a Member of Parliament and a junior official (a Parliamentary Private Secretary) when Neville Chamberlain went to Munich to meet Adolf Hitler in Monarch: Elizabeth II.

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home was born on July 2,in London, England. He was the eldest son of Charles C.A. Douglas-Home and Lilian, daughter of the 4th earl of Durham. Alec was educated at Eton and Oxford. When his father succeeded to the earldom.

Douglas-Home, Alec Born July 2,in London. British statesman. Descended from an aristocratic Scottish family. Douglas-Home received his education at Eton and Oxford. In he was elected to the House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party.

From to he served as parliamentary private secretary to Prime Minister N. Chamberlain. I always regarded Alec as that rarest thing in politics — a politician whose word one could trust. Enoch Powell upon Douglas-Home's death (9 October ), quoted in The Times (10 October ), p. 1; Alec Douglas-Home was the last of the gentlemen politicians who had no other motivation than public service.

Alec had to work with my random out loud spoke thoughts that included ” make people feel good!” and “it needs to be pretty!”. Although I was sometimes unsure of what my I wanted, Alec carefully and VERY patiently guided me to have a clear vision of what I wanted my website to do.

Douglas-Home, who was alone at the time, answered the door and found the two students, who announced that they were going to kidnap him.

Douglas-Home replied "I suppose you realize if you do, the Conservatives will win the election by or " After packing some items, he offered his would be kidnappers some beer, which they accepted.

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Everyday low /5(7). Alec Douglas-Home by D.R. Thorpe is a very good book about the last of what could be called the old-fashioned Prime Ministers. Although a highly ambitious and competent politician, Douglas-Home always gave the impression that he was merely a country gent who happened to have held some of the highest offices in the land/5(4).

The Way The Wind Blows: An Autobiography by Alec Douglas-Home and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Alec Douglas-Home became Prime Minister unexpectedly in when Harold Macmillan resigned in the wake of the Profumo affair.

To do this Douglas-Home, then sitting in the House of Lords, had to reject his peerage and win a by-election in order to enter the House of Commons. However Douglas-Home.Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact.

Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Alec Douglas-Home Home of the Hirsel.

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