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The Holy Fox

The Life of Lord Halifax

Andrew Roberts



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Head of Zeus
25 March 2020
Biography; Biography: historical, political & military
A reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s.

Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s. A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The Holy Fox' by Churchill for his political guile, Halifax was one of the most prominent Tory politicians of the interwar period. As Viceroy of India, he struck a deal with Gandhi that ended the Civil Disobedience campaign. His meeting with Hitler in 1937 was a milestone in appeasement, yet just days before the infamous Munich agreement, he demanded 'the destruction of Nazism'. By May 1940, for many it was Halifax, not Churchill, who was the natural choice for Britain's war leader. Andrew Roberts's acclaimed biography draws on private documents to offer a nuanced reappraisal of an enigmatic, influential and much-maligned politician.
By:   Andrew Roberts
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Reissue
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781789546361
ISBN 10:   1789546362
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   25 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Roberts is a prize-winning historian, journalist and broadcaster. His books include the critically acclaimed Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership (2003), The Storm of War (2010) and the bestselling Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2018).

Reviews for The Holy Fox: The Life of Lord Halifax

'It is quite a life, and in Andrew Roberts the life has found quite a biographer' Norman Stone. 'Mr Roberts's narrative account of the crucial months grips and convinces' Andrew Marr. 'A biography of astonishing maturity and distinction' Philip Ziegler.

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