Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

by Alan Allport


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For a decade, Gordon Brown was Prime Minister Tony Blair's right-hand man-the "Iron Chancellor" who piloted the British economy through years of growth and prosperity. Behind the scenes, however, a bitter power struggle between the two men rocked the foundations of the governing Labour Party. In 2007, Blair resigned, and Brown had his chance at the top job. As the Queen's new first minister, however, Brown had to deal with the mixed legacy left by his former boss, including Blair's controversial support for U.S. President George W. Bush's war in Iraq. Brown's opportunity to leave Blair's shadow arose during the financial meltdown of 2008, when his knowledge and experience brought him to the front of the world's stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604130805
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Modern World Leaders Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword: On Leadership Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 6

1 A Deal over Dinner 12

2 Brown's Early Years 18

3 Thatcherism and New Labour 32

4 The Iron Chancellor 48

5 Brown and Blair: A Difficult Partnership 62

6 Brown's Vision for Britain 76

7 Brown and the Global War on Terror 89

8 Hopes and Expectations 105

Chronology 111

Bibliography 113

Further Reading 114

Index 116

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