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The Resource Fascist in the family : the tragedy of John Beckett MP, Francis Beckett

Fascist in the family : the tragedy of John Beckett MP, Francis Beckett

Label
Fascist in the family : the tragedy of John Beckett MP
Title
Fascist in the family
Title remainder
the tragedy of John Beckett MP
Statement of responsibility
Francis Beckett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Even by the standards of the heated political atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s, John Beckett led an extraordinary life. Elected as Labour's youngest M.P. in 1924, he was a prominent member of the left wing ILP and tipped for future greatness in the party. But his gradual disillusionment with Parliament led him to join the British Union of Fascists in 1934 where he was editor of several fascist publications and a prominent speaker. Moving even further to the fringes of the extreme right, he was a founder with William Joyce (aka Lord Haw-Haw) of the National Socialist League in 1937 and later interned by the government during WW2. He re-emerged from prison after the war and continued his right-wing political activities before converting to Catholicism in later life. The book draws on newly released security service (MI5) files as well as recent research and has been completely revised and updated throughout. Written by the subject's son, an acclaimed political biographer and journalist, this is a fascinating and candid account of a troubled man in turbulent times"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.082092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.9.B375
LC item number
B43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in fascism and the far right
Label
Fascist in the family : the tragedy of John Beckett MP, Francis Beckett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 388 pages
Isbn
9781138907874
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016012317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936350222
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Fascist in the family : the tragedy of John Beckett MP, Francis Beckett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 388 pages
Isbn
9781138907874
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016012317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936350222
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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