First published in her pioneering treatise Statecraft, the opinions and projections of the former Prime Minister on Europe remain potent and. Editorial Reviews. Review. `A book which should be read by everyone with any interest in Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography by [Thatcher, Margaret]. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Fans of Britain's first woman prime minister may have Downing Street Years - Kindle edition by Margaret Thatcher.
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Margaret Thatcher. People Like Us. Behind Diplomatic Lines. Something Has Gone Wrong. Margaret Thatcher: The Honorary Jew. The End of Apartheid. Tracking one of the great British political careers of the twentieth century through her appearances in the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Margaret Thatcher is a fascinating collection of journalism and essays on Lady Thatcher from her first election to parliament to her. In June Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith by Charles Moore. download download the Ebook.
Not in Greece? Choose your country's store to see books available for download. Few modern women have had as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain's first woman prime minister. The longest serving British premier of the twentieth century, Mrs Thatcher has been the subject of both adulation and vilification. In Margaret Thatcher: With elegance, wit, and historical insight, Cannadine charts Mrs Thatcher's upbringing and influences, her political career and life after politics, the impact of her policies, and her personal reputation and political legacy.
She regularly faced calls for resignation, grew isolated in her own government, butted heads with the Queen, bullied her senior colleagues, and was deceived by her closest ally, Ronald Reagan, during the U.
Boasting unprecedented access to Thatcher colleagues, friends, family, and all her government and private papers, Moore offers a groudbreaking and essential portrait of a titanic figure, with all her capabilities and flaw, during the years of her greatest power.
Thatcher storms from these pages as from no other book. The book reveals as never before how Mrs. Thatcher transformed relations with Europe, privatized the commanding heights of British industry and continued the reinvigoration of the British economy. For the only time since Churchill, she ensured that Britain had a central place in dealings between the superpowers.
But even at her zenith she was beset by difficulties. Reagan would deceive her during the U. She lost the minister to whom she was personally closest to scandal and faced calls for her resignation.
She found herself isolated within her own government. She was at odds with the Queen over the Commonwealth and South Africa. She bullied senior colleagues and she set in motion the poll tax. Both these last would later return to wound her, fatally. Charles Moore has had unprecedented access to all of Mrs.
The participants in the events described have been so frank in interviews that we feel we are eavesdropping on their conversations as they pass. We look over Mrs. We see her as a public performer, an often anxious mother, a workaholic and the first woman in Western democratic history who truly came to dominate her country in her time. In the early hours of October 12, , during the Conservative party conference in Brighton, the IRA attempted to assassinate her.
His mastery of the vast range of topics with which Thatcher herself had to grapple is absolute, his marshaling of evidence adroit, and his judgments deliberate and fair.
His work will very likely stand alongside that of John Morley, official biographer of Gladstone, as one of the masterpieces of British political history. She was a force of nature. Any attempt to capture in words a leader so utterly sui generis requires abilities of the highest order. It was not the least of her feats to have found in Charles Moore the ideal biographer. His work not only does justice to her achievements but comes as close as possible to evoking what she was really like.
It is not just authorized, but authoritative. Indeed, I venture to say that Mr.
It is just the right point of view for approaching a polarizing figure…. It is sure to be a treat. The first volume of his authorized biography was hailed as masterly. In this volume, too, covering the period of her greatest power, to , Moore combines massive research, prodigious depth of analysis and fascinating narrative detail…. I found it riveting. Moore writes perceptively and sensitively about what it meant for Thatcher to smash that glass ceiling against which Hillary Clinton bumped so hard in —including the many ways that politics is inescapably, not arbitrarily, different for women than for men….
A chronology of world events, copious notes, and an extensive bibliography enhance an exhaustive narrative that will fascinate students of contemporary British history and politics.
This is an excellent book and brings Mrs. Michael McManus.
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It describes her role on the world stage with dramatic immediacy, identifying Mikhail Gorbachev as 'a man to do business with' before he became leader of the Soviet Union, and then persistently pushing him and Ronald Reagan, her great ideological soulmate, to order world affairs according to her vision.
For the only time since Churchill, she ensured that Britain had a central place in dealings between the superpowers.
But even at her zenith she was beset by difficulties. The beloved Reagan two-timed her during the US invasion of Grenada. She lost the minister to whom she was personally closest to scandal and almost had to resign as a result of the Westland affair.
She found herself isolated within her own government over Europe. She was at odds with the Queen over the Commonwealth and South Africa. She bullied senior colleagues and she set in motion the poll tax. Both these last would later return to wound her, fatally.
In all this, Charles Moore has had unprecedented access to all Mrs Thatcher's private and government papers. The participants in the events described have been so frank in interview that we feel we are eavesdropping on their conversations as they pass.
We look over Mrs Thatcher's shoulder as she vigorously annotates documents, so seeing her views on many particular issues in detail, and we understand for the first time how closely she relied on a handful of trusted advisors to help shape her views and carry out her will.
We see her as a public performer, an often anxious mother, a workaholic and the first woman in western democratic history who truly came to dominate her country in her time. In the early hours of 12 October , during the Conservative party conference in Brighton, the IRA attempted to assassinate her.
She carried on within hours to give her leader's speech at the conference and later went on to sign the Anglo-Irish agreement. One of her many left-wing critics, watching her that day, said 'I don't approve of her as Prime Minister, but by God she's a great tank commander. Charles Moore joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph in , and as a political columnist in the s covered several years of Mrs Thatcher's first and second governments.
He was Editor of the Spectator ; Editor of the Sunday Telegraph ; and Editor of the Daily Telegraph , for which he is still a regular columnist.