Burying Caesar by Graham Stewart. What were the political machinations that kept Neville Chamberlain in office during the 1930s and deliberately kept Winston Churchill out? Was Churchill the prophet of uncomfortable truths during his “wilderness years,” or was Chamberlain right to pursue appeasement? These are just some of the questions Stewart answers in his internationally praised debut book.
Churchill and Chamberlain were two giants of the political stage who were the sons of men who had decisively shaped the politics of the previous era. Burying Caesar charts the course plotted by Churchill and Chamberlain in their ambition to win the greatest prize in British politics, which had eluded both their fathers.
Stewart examines the restrictions which party conformity places upon ambitious politicians and describes vividly the fate that befalls those who step outside its limits. He analyses how best dissidents can alter their own Government’s policy – whether they should do so privately from within the Cabinet or in open rebellion on the backbenches – provides fresh insights into how those in Government induce critics in their own party to stay silent, and identifies those responsible for the concerted campaign to silence Churchill.Buy on Amazon