The meteoric rise of an orphaned urchin, young organizer of Bristol dock-workers, to the office of his majesty's Foreign...

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BEVIN OF BRITAIN

The meteoric rise of an orphaned urchin, young organizer of Bristol dock-workers, to the office of his majesty's Foreign Minister. Somewhat of an unknown when he took this top cabinet position, Bevin was culminating forty shrewd, brave, influential years in the English labor movement. Starting as an uneducated, unskilled laborer, Bevin studied voice, shunning the ministry for unionism, and rose with the movement to become in 1937 the chairman of the Trade Union Congress. Warm, emotional, brilliant strategist, Bevin steered labor through the general strike of '29 with reputation unsoathed, has revealed himself a right wing unionist. Here is an evaluation of his mobilization of the country as Minister of Transport, his anti-Russian and anti-Communist stand, his ideal of world federation. A revealing profile of an international unknown.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946