The Downing Street Yearsby Margaret Thatcher
Not since Winston Churchill has any British head of state had as close or as influential a role in U.S. politics and world events as Margaret Thatcher. This first volume of her memoirs contains the whole of her time as Prime Minister. Reading her own work, in her characteristically forthright style, Lady Thatcher gives full and frank accounts of her dealings with U.S. presidents and other world leaders.
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Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman Prime Minister in 1979, a post she held for eleven and a half years. She was leader of the Conservative Party for fifteen years, from 1975 to 1990. She was the only British Prime Minister of the twentieth century to win three consecutive general elections. Her partnership with President Ronald Reagan was the driving force of a conservative revolution that transformed the political landscape of the West, achieved a crushing defeat of Communism, and so brought liberty and prosperity within the grasp of millions who had never known them.
Since leaving office, Mrs. Thatcher has written two volumes of memoirs -- The Downing Street Years and The Path to Power. She has traveled extensively in America, Europe and Asia, delivering lectures on international issues and keeping in touch with world leaders. She also plays a continuing role in British political affairs.Ã
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