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Margaret Thatcher : the authorized biography. Volume three, Herself alone / Charles Moore.

By: Moore, Charles, 1956-.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2019Description: 1008 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241324745 : (hbk.).Other title: Herself alone.Subject(s): Thatcher, Margaret | Conservative Party (Great Britain) -- Biography | W10/W11 Anti Poll-Tax Union | Women prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Coal mines and mining -- Great Britain | Trade-unions -- Great Britain -- History | Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997DDC classification: 920 Summary: Charles Moore’s masterful and definitive biography of Britain’s first female prime minister reaches its climax with the story of her zenith and her fall. How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs? Charles Moore’s full account, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers, and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement, and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the fall of the Berlin Wall, which she had fought for, and the rise of the modern EU that she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination. Moore’s three-part biography of Britain’s most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story. -- Publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Nov - Dec 2019 | New acquisitions 2019 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Charles Moore’s masterful and definitive biography of Britain’s first female prime minister reaches its climax with the story of her zenith and her fall.

How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs?

Charles Moore’s full account, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers, and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement, and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the fall of the Berlin Wall, which she had fought for, and the rise of the modern EU that she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination.

Moore’s three-part biography of Britain’s most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story.

-- Publisher.

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