The Downing Street Years

The Downing Street Years

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by Margaret Thatcher
     
 

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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

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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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Library Journal
Fans of Britain's first woman prime minister may have already purchased this fact-filled but ultimately self-serving memoir. Key events of Thatcher's 11-year reign--the alliance with Reagan, the Falklands/Malvinas War, the 1984-1985 miners' strike, conflict within the European Community, and so on--are described in exhaustive detail. There is little attempt to provide a balanced or subtle portrait of a controversial administration. Although, for the most part, the book's prose style is rather pedantic, Thatcher's unique personality nevertheless shines through. The gist of her approach is conveyed in the chapter titles--``The World Turned Right Side Up,'' ``Disarming the Left,'' ``No Time To Go Wobbly.'' Yet even Thatcher's harshest critics will find this book informative and revealing. The book contains over 50 photographs, some in color. A second volume, devoted to her life prior to the 1979 election that brought her to No. 10 Downing Street, is promised. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/93.-- Kent Worcester, Social Science Research Council, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559948470
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
Abridged, 4 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 7.19(h) x 1.23(d)

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Born in 1925, Margaret Thatcher rose to become the first woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive general elections and served as prime minister for more than eleven years, from 1979 to 1990, a record unmatched in the twentieth century.

Born in 1925, Margaret Thatcher rose to become the first woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive general elections and served as prime minister for more than eleven years, from 1979 to 1990, a record unmatched in the twentieth century.

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"The Iron Lady" tells you what it means to be a great leader, and what it means (or doesnt' mean more like it) to be a blown-in=-the-wind, worthless "moderate." Take a stand or sit down and shut up!