Margaret Thatcher: Britain's Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher: Britain's Iron Lady

by Doris Faber, Robert Masheris

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 This short overview of Thatcher's life contains errors in dates, figures and sequencing of events. Faber has the coronation of Elizabeth II on February 6, 1952, rather than June 2, 1953; makes Thatcher nearly 17 in the fall of 1943 (she was nearly 18) and states that daughter Carol was thinking of studying law when her mother became leader of the Conservative Party, whereas she had just taken her bar exam. The attempts to describe the British political system are unclear and confusing. Finally, Thatcher's achievements as Prime Minister get only one page. The Falkland Islands crisis is summarized in two sentences, with no mention of Argentina. Levin's Margaret Thatcher (Hamish Hamilton, 1981) gives a wealth of fascinating detail about Thatcher's childhood and young womanhood and also discusses her daily routine as Prime Minister. Garfinkel's Margaret Thatcher (Chelsea House, 1985), for slightly older readers, rapidly reviews Thatcher's early life (and has her born a year too late) but quite thoroughly discusses Thatcher's politics. Either volume is preferable to Faber's. Ann W. Moore, Lane Road Library, Columbus, Ohio

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Women of Our Time Series
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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