The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister [NOOK Book]

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The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics.

Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than ...
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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister

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Overview



The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics.

Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service, celebrated biographer John Campbell delves into the story of this fascinating woman's life as no one has before. The result of more than nine years of meticulous research, The Iron Lady is the only balanced, unvarnished portrait of Margaret Thatcher, one of the most vital and controversial political figures of our time.




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"I'm extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end." Long-standing (1979-1990) British prime minister Margaret Thatcher made no apologies for her unflinching attitude. In fact, when a Russian defense ministry newspaper derisively nicknamed her "The Iron Lady," she embraced the term. In this paperback original, the only U.S. one-volume account of Thatcher's life, veteran biographer John Campbell presents a formidable portrait of this indomitable leader. (P.S. Meryl Streep will portray Thatcher in the already much-heralded December release, also titled The Iron Lady.)

William Hague
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and indeed arguing with it, because it has reminded me why many of us would never have wanted her to give up."
John Rentoul
"Anyone who really wants to know what happened between 1979 and 1990 should read this book."
Michael Dobbs
"Superbly researched...unlike so many others is neither hagiography nor hatchet-job, and probably gets closer to the truth than any...magnificently told."
Frank Johnson
"The best book yet written about Lady Thatcher."
Matthew Paris
"An enormously useful achievement...every twist and turn of her political life is here."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101558669
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 325,028
  • File size: 753 KB

Meet the Author

John Campbell is a leading political biographer. His other books include Lloyd George, Pistols at Dawn: Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown, and Edward Heath, for which he won the NCR Book Award. He lives in England.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Interesting reading.

    I found it interesting and I learned a great deal about British politics. I had hoped to learn more about Margaret the woman. It was slow going and at times I lost interest.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Informative but snarky

    This book is informative and thorough, although clearly written for those familiar with British political structure. If you are not, you will be learning by context, where a brief tutorial would have been helpful.

    I have two more serious problems with this book: First: The author embeds snarky character attacks in descriptions of events. Unless you are constantly on alert, these "background" adjectives and connotations may persuade you. It was clear that the author did not like her, and he begrudged her achievements, only reluctantly acknowledging her skill, intellect and accomplishments. Second: The author almost entirely omits any of the emotional relationships or challenges in her life. His descriptions of her marriage, children, and friends are almost devoid of any passion, which in my view is a continuation of the author's bias. The author did not persuade me of the authenticity of his judgements-- to me they appear anti-feminist, petulant, and without empathy. So, although I learned a lot about British politics and the complexity of the issues during her leadership years, I never felt that I knew the person of Margaret Thatcher.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Good but.....

    Is it o.k. for boys?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    This is an extraordinary book on the life of Margaret Thatcher,

    This is an extraordinary book on the life of Margaret Thatcher, I loved it! It talks about her rise as the first female British PM, her down fall as well as her afterlife.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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