Margaret Thatcher, Vol. 2: The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher Vol The Iron Lady The first volume of John Campbell s biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher That volume The Grocer s

Margaret Thatcher Wikipdia Margaret Hilda Roberts, baronne Thatcher, ne le octobre Grantham et morte le avril Londres, est une femme d tat britannique. Indictment and arrest of Augusto Pinochet In , Pinochet, who still had much influence in Chile, travelled to the United Kingdom for medical treatment allegations have been made that he was also there to

  • Title: Margaret Thatcher, Vol. 2: The Iron Lady
  • Author: John Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780099516774
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first volume of John Campbell s biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher That volume, The Grocer s Daughter, described Mrs Thatcher s childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street.This second volume covers the wholeThe first volume of John Campbell s biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher That volume, The Grocer s Daughter, described Mrs Thatcher s childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street.This second volume covers the whole eleven and a half years of her momentous premiership Thirteen years after her removal from power, this is the first comprehensive and fully researched study of the Thatcher Government from its hesitant beginning to its dramatic end Campbell draws on the mass of memoirs and diaries of Mrs Thatcher s colleagues, aides, advisers and rivals, as well as on original material from the Ronald Reagan archive, shedding fascinating new light on the Reagan Thatcher special relationship , and on dozens of interviews.The Iron Lady will confirm John Campbell s Margaret Thatcher as one of the greatest political biographies of recent times.

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    1. Before coming to power, Margaret Thatcher paid a visit to Yugoslavia, where she had a meeting with President Tito. The conversation turned to China, where Chairman Mao's widow had recently been stirring up trouble for the leadership. Tito remarked that he disapproved of women interfering in politics. "I don't interfere in politics, " declared his guest, eyes ablazing, "I AM politics." Therein can be found both the secret of Margaret Thatcher's success and the seeds of her downfall. Her supreme c [...]

    2. Easily the most comprehensive biography of any political/historical figure I've come across. Campbell gives an extraordinarily balanced view of MT, so regardless of your opinion of her you will be able to find evidence to back up your respective arguments. A bit long winded at times, as you can imagine with a 928 page book, with several sections only worth analyzing if you were doing a dissertation on the Thatcher years. That said, if you want to now anything and everything about Britain 1979-90 [...]

    3. This is an exhaustively researched book, but that's its only merit. The book told me a lot more about the author and his narrow viewpoint than it did about Mrs.Thatcher. Campbell didn't give me any real idea of how revolutionary the Iron Lady was. Instead the larger picture is bogged down in petty details (some of which are incorrect, I.e. Mrs. Thatcher did not object to a modern version of the Union Jack on the tail of British Airways planes but to the misguided use of ethnic symbols). The writ [...]

    4. I picked this book because I was interested in learning more about Lady Thatcher. Her story is pretty amazing but Campbell's attempt to tell it comes off as petty and sexist. He refuses to give her credit for any of her achievements (ie Falklands War, reviving the economy, being the longest serving PM in the 20th century, etc.) and always mentions her gender. All I wanted was an engaging, unbiased look at her life and times (see Caro and Morris). Instead, the reader gets what borders on a partis [...]

    5. Learned a lot from this. Kind of timely, reading about the Tories destroying Labour and dominating for 10 years (and Labour having to change significantly to get elected again). I wonder how long it will take for the Liberals to recover.

    6. Probably the best and most comprehensive Thatcher biography. The author brings a healthy skepticism to his subject, yet never loses sight of the imperative to explain why Thatcher proved to be such an influential force.

    7. Brilliantly written, giving an honest and ubiased review of Mrs Thatcher's years in power. An inspiring book of a British legend.

    8. An interesting read, I now feel like I understand more about this era. It was slightly overly detailed for my liking and took a long time to get through, however overall I enjoyed it.

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