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December 30, 1986 | DON COOK and TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writers
Harold Macmillan, who overcame a crippling shyness and years of political obscurity to become one of the most successful British prime ministers of the post-World War II era, died Monday at age 92, his family said. Macmillan's grandson, Viscount Macmillan of Ovendon, said in a statement that his grandfather died peacefully at his home in Sussex in southern England after a short illness. Macmillan had been in poor health for some time after a bout of pneumonia. A private funeral was planned.
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April 16, 1989 | Richard Eder
"Horne's portrait is at its richest when he writes of Macmillan in wartime, in North Africa, Italy and Greece. Macmillan's memoirs and diaries write of these missions with wit and grace."
BOOKS
April 16, 1989 | Richard Eder
"Horne's portrait is at its richest when he writes of Macmillan in wartime, in North Africa, Italy and Greece. Macmillan's memoirs and diaries write of these missions with wit and grace."
NEWS
July 3, 1986 | From Reuters
Harold Macmillan, 92, Britain's oldest surviving former prime minister, is extremely weak following a bout of pneumonia that has confined him to bed, his family said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1987
If men like Benjamin Disraeli helped build the British Empire, then Harold Macmillan helped arrange its ordered and selfless dispersal. The former prime minister stands as a perfect example of how one may triumph over his limitations--in Macmillan's case his acute shyness and reticence--and achieve victory not merely for himself but for the public benefit. Harold Macmillan: orator, prime minister, statesman. May he rest victorious, happy, and glorious., ROBERT M. ROMOFF West Covina
NEWS
January 3, 1989
The private papers of former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan show his government kept secret the details of a 1957 accident at an atomic power plant that contaminated milk at about 800 farms, according to the Observer, a London newspaper. It marked the first time that full details have been revealed about the accident at the Windscale nuclear plant in northwest England. Macmillan apparently kept the information secret because he feared shaking public confidence in the industry.
NEWS
January 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Harold Macmillan's biographer was quoted as saying that the former British prime minister was deeply hurt in his last year of life by a controversy over his role in forcing thousands of persons to return to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia to face death or imprisonment. Macmillan, Britain's prime minister from 1957 to 1963, died Monday at age 92.
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April 6, 1989 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Harold Macmillan, Politician, 1894-1956 by Alistair Horne (Viking: $24.95; 502 pages) Americans never get the English quite right. We keep mistaking the butler for the duke, probably because he is so much better dressed. One of the peripheral pleasures in reading Alistair Horne's biography of Harold Macmillan--the book is mainly rather stolid, and it is the peripheries that count--is the way it readjusts our image of the man. "We," of course, refers to Americans old enough to remember John F.
NEWS
April 6, 1989 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Harold Macmillan, Politician, 1894-1956 by Alistair Horne (Viking: $24.95; 502 pages) Americans never get the English quite right. We keep mistaking the butler for the duke, probably because he is so much better dressed. One of the peripheral pleasures in reading Alistair Horne's biography of Harold Macmillan--the book is mainly rather stolid, and it is the peripheries that count--is the way it readjusts our image of the man. "We," of course, refers to Americans old enough to remember John F.
NEWS
January 3, 1989
The private papers of former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan show his government kept secret the details of a 1957 accident at an atomic power plant that contaminated milk at about 800 farms, according to the Observer, a London newspaper. It marked the first time that full details have been revealed about the accident at the Windscale nuclear plant in northwest England. Macmillan apparently kept the information secret because he feared shaking public confidence in the industry.
BOOKS
July 17, 1988 | Rolando Hinojosa Smith, Smith's latest novel, "Klail City," was published by Arte Publico Press
'Unknown Texas" presents an extensive if not intensive view of that interesting state beginning with the writing of the castaway Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in the 16th Century, through the founding of the Republic of Texas in 1836, and into the 20th Century. Given the wide scope of the history and the mythology of Texas, the editors' choice of fiction and nonfiction is a wise one. In this regard, however, the casual reader may have trouble distinguishing between the two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1987
If men like Benjamin Disraeli helped build the British Empire, then Harold Macmillan helped arrange its ordered and selfless dispersal. The former prime minister stands as a perfect example of how one may triumph over his limitations--in Macmillan's case his acute shyness and reticence--and achieve victory not merely for himself but for the public benefit. Harold Macmillan: orator, prime minister, statesman. May he rest victorious, happy, and glorious., ROBERT M. ROMOFF West Covina
NEWS
January 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Harold Macmillan's biographer was quoted as saying that the former British prime minister was deeply hurt in his last year of life by a controversy over his role in forcing thousands of persons to return to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia to face death or imprisonment. Macmillan, Britain's prime minister from 1957 to 1963, died Monday at age 92.
NEWS
December 30, 1986 | DON COOK and TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writers
Harold Macmillan, who overcame a crippling shyness and years of political obscurity to become one of the most successful British prime ministers of the post-World War II era, died Monday at age 92, his family said. Macmillan's grandson, Viscount Macmillan of Ovendon, said in a statement that his grandfather died peacefully at his home in Sussex in southern England after a short illness. Macmillan had been in poor health for some time after a bout of pneumonia. A private funeral was planned.
NEWS
June 25, 1986 | From Reuters
Former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan has been confined to bed with a chest infection, his family said Tuesday. Macmillan, 92, Conservative prime minister from 1956 until ill health forced him to retire in 1963, was seen by doctors Monday night but his condition is not serious, his grandson, Alexander Macmillan, said.
BOOKS
July 17, 1988 | Rolando Hinojosa Smith, Smith's latest novel, "Klail City," was published by Arte Publico Press
'Unknown Texas" presents an extensive if not intensive view of that interesting state beginning with the writing of the castaway Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in the 16th Century, through the founding of the Republic of Texas in 1836, and into the 20th Century. Given the wide scope of the history and the mythology of Texas, the editors' choice of fiction and nonfiction is a wise one. In this regard, however, the casual reader may have trouble distinguishing between the two.
NEWS
July 3, 1986 | From Reuters
Harold Macmillan, 92, Britain's oldest surviving former prime minister, is extremely weak following a bout of pneumonia that has confined him to bed, his family said Wednesday.
NEWS
June 25, 1986 | From Reuters
Former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan has been confined to bed with a chest infection, his family said Tuesday. Macmillan, 92, Conservative prime minister from 1956 until ill health forced him to retire in 1963, was seen by doctors Monday night but his condition is not serious, his grandson, Alexander Macmillan, said.
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