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  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Abr Cmb edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062012347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062012340
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tributes to Margaret Thatcher: 'She fought against the clubby, cosy, male-dominated consensus of both main parties - and she won.' Boris Johnson, Mayor of London 'She will be remembered as a unique figure. She reshaped the politics of a whole generation. She was Britain's first woman prime minister. She moved the centre ground of British politics and was a huge figure on the world stage.' Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party 'The world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend. She stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can't be shattered. She helped restore the confidence and pride that has always been the hallmark of Britain at its best.' Barack Obama, President of the United States of America --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Margaret Thatcher is the towering political figure of late-twentieth-century Great Britain. No other prime minister in modern times sought to change the British nation and its place in the world as radically as she did.

Published in a single volume for the first time, Margaret Thatcher is the story of her remarkable life told in her own words--the definitive account of an extraordinary woman and consummate politician, bringing together her bestselling memoirs The Downing Street Years and The Path to Power. Writing candidly about her upbringing and early years and the formation of her character and values, she details the experiences that propelled her to the very top in a man's world. She offers a riveting firsthand history of the major events, the crises and triumphs, during her eleven years as prime minister, including the Falklands War, the Brighton hotel bombing, the Westland affair, the final years of the Cold War, and her unprecedented three election victories. Thatcher's judgments of the men and women she encountered during her time in power-from statesmen, premiers, and presidents to Cabinet colleagues-are astonishingly frank, and she recalls her dramatic final days in office with a gripping, hour-by-hour description from inside 10 Downing Street. Powerful, candid, and compelling, Margaret Thatcher stands as a testament to a great leader's significant legacy.


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Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013) rose to become the first woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive general elections and served as prime minister for more than eleven years, from 1979 to 1990, a record unmatched in the twentieth century.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Drake on June 9, 2013
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It was fun to read something in Lady Thatcher's own words. I could envision her sitting there, writing page upon page. However, you have to have a rather strong love of politics to read this book as it is heavy on jargon. I would have liked her to have incorporated a little more personalality, but I learned that she was a very private person and didn't like people knowing too much. The one thing I did enjoy is finding what a marvelous mind she has. She wrote with excellent diction and explained things well.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Rafferty on June 4, 2013
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I wish they would let this be known in the product description or before one buys the book. It's plenty long, but I think that one should have this info when choosing between the kindle edition and the two-volume hardback.
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Maggie's autobiography originally appeared in two volumes, with The Downing Street Years covering her time as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990,and The Path to Power covering the period from her birth in 1925 to her first election victory as party leader in 1979, which resulted in her becoming Prime Minister. The combined volume omits some things deemed not important any more, but this edition still contains well over 700 pages.

I didn't read the earlier volumes, but one obvious omission from this book is any mention in the text of the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France, although there is a photo of a ceremony completing the agreement to start the project, which was eventually completed after Maggie left office. Noticing her comment near the end of the book about how she originally hoped to win a fourth term in office, but to retire mid-term, it may be that she was thinking of retiring after the tunnel opening ceremony, which would have been a great way to finish. Again, the tunnel is not mentioned. (I looked up a copy of The Downing Street Years in a local shop, and there is only a brief passing mention of the project there, so Maggie didn't think it was important enough for the book.)

The tunnel aside, I think all the other issues that matter are covered, up to and including her ousting in 1992.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Geserick on May 22, 2013
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Loved this personal and historical account of one of the most influential persons in political history - now I understand better why she was called the Iron Lady - Loved it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 20, 2013
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Margaret Tatcher is for sure one on the personalities of the 20th century. You may like or not her ideas but the fact is that she saved England from bankruptcy in the beginning of the eighties. The way she writes her biography is as she is talking with the reader. A very inspiring life that I highly recommend its reading.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ton054 on May 11, 2013
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Interesting to read some insights in the politics during a very turbulent period in the 20th century. Some topics about Britisch internal politics are less interesting for non UK citizens.
Margaret Tatcher was a truly remarkable politician who lived upto her nickname "The Iron Lady"
Sad to read about her demise although this is obviously one side of the story
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It was like a diary of events in her political career. I had already heard a lot about Mrs. Thatcher. It was just a chronicle of events with all the things that she had to experience as a woman in a leadership roll.
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I think a biography would have been a better read and given a more holistic and objective view of Margaret Thatcher's life. I enjoyed the book and it brought back a lot of historical facts that I had forgotten at a time when the world was changing at such a rapid pace.
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