Tony Blair: the making of a world leader

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Viking, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 265 pages
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On March 27, 2003, President George W. Bush said, ;America has learned a lot about Tony Blair over the last weeks . . . and we're proud to have him as a friend. ; Despite the President's assertion, the average American knows little about Tony Blair except that he remained one of America's strongest allies in the war on terror and, ultimately, in the war against Iraq. But why? What is Blair's agenda? Is he just trying to further England's cause or his own? And how has this man, the youngest British prime minister in centuries, kept strong ties with such fundamentally different presidents as Clinton and Bush? Philip Stephens ;editor of the UK edition of the Financial Timesand a man who has known Blair since the beginning of his career ;answers for the first time these questions for the American public. Stephens follows the emerging world leader from his boyhood to his leadership of the Labor party and, along the way, exposes his beliefs, his personality, his shortcomings and contradictions, and his role in shaping a new international order.

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User Review  - Kelli - Goodreads

Tony Blair had part in shaping modern England. This biography is very well written and does not have the lulls that so often comes with true stories. Read full review

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I've been slightly in love with Tony Blair for years...I think it's the accent...but reading this revealed very interesting (and little expected) facts about the former Downing Street resident that I could hardly have expected. For any fan of Blair, this is a good one. Read full review



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Philip Stephens is a senior editor of the UK edition of the "Financial Times" and writes a column on political and economic affairs in Britain and Europe. He is the 2002 winner of the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism.