Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume One: Not For Turning

October 9, 2019 - Comment

HardCover. Pub Date :2013-04-01 Pages: 896 Language: English Publisher: Allen Lane Not For Turning is the first volume of Charles Moores authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher. the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential political figures of the postwar era. Charles Moores biography of Margaret Thatcher. published after

HardCover. Pub Date :2013-04-01 Pages: 896 Language: English Publisher: Allen Lane Not For Turning is the first volume of Charles Moores authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher. the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential political figures of the postwar era. Charles Moores biography of Margaret Thatcher. published after her death on 8 April 2013. immediately supersedes all earlier books written about her. At the moment when she becomes a historical figure. this book also makes her into a three dimensional one for the first time. It gives unparalleled insight into her early life and formation. especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister. which Moore is the first author to draw on. It recreates brilliantly the atmosphere of British politics as she was making her way. and takes her up to what was arguably th…

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Anonymous says:

Very interesting I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the insight that it gave me into the life of Thatcher and the story of her first three years in office. Highlights include Moore’s passages on the 1981 budget and the Falklands War. I did, however, feel that in some cases Mr Moore was less critical of Thatcher than he could, and in my opinion, should have been. For example, he fails to criticise Mrs Thatcher’s problematic leadership style and does not drub her for her authorisation of the withdrawal of British…

Anonymous says:

A Thoughtful and Balanced view of Margaret Thatcher I am really learning a great deal about Maggie from this book. Although written by a former Daily Telegraph editor, you would be wrong in thinking that this is purely a love-in for the Iron Lady. Charles Moore traces her early life and points up the experiences that formed her view of the world and the strong civic influence of her father. But she was also a social climber and became rather reticent about her humble origins above the grocer’s store in Grantham. Letters to her sister also…

Anonymous says:

A ‘one off’ I’m only half way through this official biography but it is rivetting – meticulously researched and well written. Not at all dry and boring and it just shows in detail what and amazing character Mrs Thatcher was from a young age. She was extremely feminine, played the piano and loved dancing. What an extraordinary achievement it was for a woman, from any background, but especially a grammar school girl from the English provinces, to climb the greasy pole of politics right to the top, with a…

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