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Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality (Hardcover)

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A strong and sometimes divisive figure in British and world politics, Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman to ever hold the office. Drawing from an abundance of new, previously unpublished material from the Thatcher Archive at Churchill College, Cambridge, Jonathan Aitken’s fresh and original biography is a lively and perceptive exploration of the personality that dominated conservative British politics for more than 10 years and her profound and worldwide impact on the historical tapestry of her time. At once positive and critical in its assessment of her governance, Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality is crafted from the author’s longtime personal relationship with his subject, his eyewitness account of public and private episodes in her life, and more than 100 interviews with the former Prime Minister’s political colleagues and close personal friends. Penetrating and insightful, it chronicles one of the most remarkable political lives of our time.

About the Author


Jonathan Aitken, a former Member of Parliament and cabinet minister, is the author of 12 books, including his award-winning biography of President Richard Nixon. His recent titles include Pride and Perjury and Nazarbayev and the Making of Kazakhstan. He lives in London.

Praise for Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality…


“[A] thoroughly insightful and compelling look at a remarkable world figure.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details ISBN-10: 1620403420
ISBN-13: 9781620403426
Published: Bloomsbury USA, 11/05/2013
Pages: 784
Language: English