Riding the Storm, 1956-1959.

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The memoir 'Riding the storm' starts with Macmillan's appointment as Chancellor of Exchequer in the year of 1955. He gives an overall candid account of his days as Chancellor of Exchequer such as his negative views about his predecessor Rab Butler whom he describes as "naturally sensitive" (1) in his memoir. However, his notable omission of the truth of the Suez Crisis leaves this incident heavily veiled and ambiguous more than ever. After his appointment as prime minister of Britain in the year of 1957, Macmillan states six objectives. His top priority among these was "to restore the confidence of the people in their government and themselves" (2); since Britain had never proven to be so weak, Macmillan stipulated the restoration of the national pride of the British people as his first objective above others. Thus, it can be seen that Macmillan thought himself as a figurehead of confidence in which his political nickname the Great Entertainer is fitting. He gives a rather detailed account of his endeavors to restore amiable relationships with America starting from the Bermuda Conference in 1957.

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