Margaret Thatcher: Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady

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Vintage, 2009 - Great Britain - 564 pages
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In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power. This is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary woman; John Campbell portrays an ambitious and determined woman who may have begun her career in office almost timidly but who became increasingly remote and arrogant after the Falklands, eventually losing the trust of her colleagues. With a revised conclusion by the author

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John Campbell is a leading political biographer. In addition to Edward Heath, which won the NCR Award in 1994, his previous subjects have included Aneurin Bevan, Roy Jenkins, Lord Birkenhead and Lloyd George.

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