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The Downing Street Years

Margaret Thatcher

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Harper Collins
01 January 2012
This first volume of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs, which encompasses the entirety of her career as Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher is the towering figure of late-twentieth-century British politics. No other prime minister of modern times has sought to change Britain and its place in the world as radically as she did. This is the story of her remarkable life in her own words.

This first volume of her memoirs is a riveting first-hand portrait of the events and personalities of her eleven years in power. She recalls the triumphs and the critical moments of her premiership - the Falklands War, the miners' strike, the Brighton bomb, the Westland Affair and her unprecedented three election victories. Her judgements of the men and women she encountered, whether world statesmen or Cabinet colleagues, are astonishingly frank. She is lavish with praise where it is due; devastating with criticism when it is not. The book reaches a gripping climax with an hour-by-hour description from inside 10 Downing Street of her dramatic final days in office.

Margaret Thatcher's compelling account stands as a powerful testament to her extraordinary legacy.
By:   Margaret Thatcher
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 57mm
Weight:   690g
ISBN:   9780007456635
ISBN 10:   0007456638
Pages:   832
Publication Date:   01 January 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In 1979 Margaret Thatcher became the first woman British Prime Minister. A decade later she became the first premier for 160 years to win three consecutive general elections. In 1990 she resigned her leadership of an increasingly divided and turbulent government. She is the only PM to have given her name to a branch of political philosophy, and arguably the most important figure in postwar British politics.

Reviews for The Downing Street Years

'A book which should be read by everyone with any interest in contemporary history of political affairs' Norman Tebbit, Daily Mail 'Some things in this life are priceless. So are Margaret Thatcher's guts. They have left their mark on the world. So will The Downing Street Years ' Daily Express


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