Blair Unbound

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 4, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 688 pages
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The first volume of Anthony Seldon's riveting and definitive life of Tony Blair was published to great acclaim in 2004. Now, as the Labour Party and the country get used to the idea of a new leader and a new Prime Minister,Seldon delivers the most complete, authoritative and compelling account yet ofthe Blair premiership. Picking up the story in dramatic fashion on 11 September 2001, Seldon recaps very briefly Blair's trajectory to what may now be regarded as the high-point of his leadership, and then brings us right up to date as Blair hands over the reins to hisarch-rival, Gordon Brown. Based on hundreds of original interviews with key insiders, many of whose views have hitherto been kept private, BLAIR UNBOUND serves both as a fascinating 'volume two' of this masterclass in political biography and a highly revealing and compelling book in its own right.
 

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Blair Unbound follows Blair’s premiership from 2001 until his departure in 2007. Seldon believes that during his first term Blair was concerned with presentation and electoral success, but that in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Finding His Theme
Riding Two Horses
The Road to Baghdad
Make or Break at Home
Confronting Saddam
From Agonising to Yindication
Losing My Agenda
Promise Fades
Losing His Authority
Stirrings of Dissent
The September Coup
On a Knife Edge
To the Wire
The Long Farewell
Acknowledgements

The Descent
The Recoyery 11 Back in Charge
Crafting a Bold Future
General Election 2005
Second Honeymoon
Dramatis Personae
Note on Sources and Methodology Notes
Bibliography
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Anthony Seldon is the author of several books including the official biography of John Major and the authorised history of Number 10 Downing Street. The first volume of his definitive life of Tony Blair was published to great acclaim in 2004.

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