The Path to Power [NOOK Book]

Overview

In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they influenced her political career.

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The Path to Power

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Overview

In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they influenced her political career.

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Library Journal
This companion volume to Thatcher's The Downing Street Years LJ 1/94 covers the author's life from her first childhood memories to her election as Prime Minister of Great Britain. As with many successful people, Thatcher attributes her achievements to a stable home life and attentive parents during her early years. Her interest in public service stems from her father's participation in local government and community affairs. Political activity began during her university life. This is a memoir surrounded by parents, husband, and children. However, the emphasis is on her political life, with a detailed, firsthand account of the inner workings of the British government and the personalities involved. The author's reading is sincere and reflects her strongly held convictions as a member of the Conservative Party. Recommended for most libraries.-Catherine Swenson, Norwich Univ. Lib., Northfield, Vt.
Brad Hooper
Previously, the retired British prime minister wrote--and wrote pugnaciously--about her long tenure in the premiership in" The Downing Street Years" (1993). Now Thatcher fills in, chronologically speaking, by writing about her life prior to becoming prime minister and after she left office and does so, perhaps, even more self-righteously. Born "over the shop" (her father's grocery, that is) in 1925 in Grantham, England, Thatcher was raised in a household "practical, serious and intensely religious." Those qualities became her qualities, and by the time she got to Oxford, she recognized politics as her calling. She threw her hat into the ring early, running for Parliament when only in her twenties. By nature conservative, she was by enlistment a Conservative. The path by which she became head of that party and then prime minister is traced in typical Thatcher fashion: her narrative is opinionated, self-assured, and, as the reader has to admit, well reasoned. Expect the same heavy demand by serious readers of politics and history as the first volume garnered.
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Former English Prime Minister and author of The Downing Street Years tells her personal story through a gripping account, beginning with her childhood and the formation of her character to her experiences that led to the 1979 election victory. B&W photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062047892
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 748,873
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted November 3, 2013

    No photos in the nook book, unlike the paper version.

    No photos in the nook book, unlike the paper version.

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