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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Benn Narrator: Tony Benn Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Born into a family with a strong, radical dissenting tradition in which enterprise and public service were combined, Tony Benn was taught to believe that the greatest sins in life was to waste time and money. Life in his Victorian Edwardian family home in Westminster was characterised by austerity, the last vestiges of domestic service, the profound influence of his mother, a dedicated Christian and feminist, and his colourful and courageous father, elected as a Liberal MP in 1906 and later serving in Labour Cabinets under Ramsay MacDonald and Clem Atlee.

Dare to be a Daniel feelingly recalls Tony Benn's years as one of three brothers experiencing life in the nursery, the agonies of adolescence and of school, where boys were taught to 'keep their minds clean', and the shadow of fascism and war with its disruption and family loss; and describes his emergence from the war as a keen socialist about to embark upon marriage and an unknown political future. The book ends with some of Tony Benn's reflections on many of the most important and controversial issues of our time. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian Russell | 6/28/2013

    " Often misunderstood and misrepresented but what a charming old geezer he is. In this book he taught me the reasons behind party politics, why it's a good thing, why it's a bad thing. Now I know I feel that, if I can't forgive them, at least I can understand them - politicians! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian | 1/23/2011

    " Often misunderstood and misrepresented but what a charming old geezer he is. In this book he taught me the reasons behind party politics, why it's a good thing, why it's a bad thing. Now I know I feel that, if I can't forgive them, at least I can understand them - politicians! "

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