The Resource Not for turning : the life of Margaret Thatcher, Robin Harris

Not for turning : the life of Margaret Thatcher, Robin Harris

Label
Not for turning : the life of Margaret Thatcher
Title
Not for turning
Title remainder
the life of Margaret Thatcher
Statement of responsibility
Robin Harris
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Margaret Thatcher is one of the most significant political figures of the twentieth century--a Prime Minister whose impact on modern British history is comparable only to Winston Churchill's. Like them or not, her radical policies made Britain the country it is today. And like her or not, Margaret Thatcher's legacy remains a massive political force, responsible for laying the groundwork for New Labour, Tony Blair, David Cameron, and being a strong ally to the United States throughout the Cold War. Now Robin Harris, for many years Mrs. Thatcher's speechwriter, close adviser and the draftsman of both volumes of her autobiography, has written the definitive book about this indomitable woman. In this international bestseller, he tells the compelling story of her life, from humble beginnings above her father's grocery store in Grantham, her early days as one of the first women in Westminster (she became known as "Thatcher Milk Snatcher" during her time in the Ministry of Education) and then on to her groundbreaking career as Prime Minister (by which time her reputation already demanded a more powerful epithet: "Iron Lady"). We follow Thatcher through hard-fought political battles and experience with her the tribulations of the miners' strike and the Falklands War, of her sometimes troubled friendship with Ronald Reagan and their shared staunch opposition to Communism. We learn of the intrigue behind the scenes at Ten Downing Street. And how during one of the darkest hours of her premiership she refused to alter course and, adapting the words of a British play, declared to her enemies, inside and outside the Government: "You turn if you want to. The Lady's Not for Turning." summing up for admirers and detractors alike the defiance and consistency of Mrs. Thatcher's approach. Throughout Not for Turning we sense the passionate intellect which fuelled her ambitions and drove her into the highest office in the land, and out again... Not for Turning is an unforgettable portrait of Britain's first female Prime Minister, written by one of her most trusted advisers, and a fitting tribute to an extraordinary leader. "--
  • "Margaret Thatcher is one of the most significant political figures of the twentieth century. With the possible exception of Winston Churchill, no other Prime Minister has had such an impact on modern British history. Like them or not, her radical policies made Britain the country it is today. Without Margaret Thatcher there could have been no New Labour, no Tony Blair and no David Cameron. Now Robin Harris, for many years Mrs. Thatcher's speechwriter, close adviser and the draftsman of both volumes of her autobiography, has written the definitive book about this indomitable woman. He tells the compelling story of her life, from humble beginnings above her father's grocer's shop in Grantham, her early days as one of the first women in Westminster (she became known as "Thatcher Milk Snatcher" during her days in the Ministry of Education) and then on to her groundbreaking career as Prime Minister. We follow Thatcher through, hard-fought political battles and experience with her the tribulations of the miners' strike and the Falklands War. We learn of the intrigue behind the scenes at Number Ten. We sense throughout the passionate intellect which fuelled her ambitions and drove her into the highest office in the land, and out again... This international bestseller is an unforgettable portrait of Britain's first woman Prime Minister, written by one of her most trusted advisers, and a fitting tribute to an extraordinary leader"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Robin
Dewey number
  • 941.085/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA591.T47
LC item number
H395 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thatcher, Margaret
  • Conservative Party (Great Britain)
  • Prime ministers
  • Women prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Not for turning : the life of Margaret Thatcher, Robin Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
493 pages
Isbn
9781250047151
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013023171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545243
  • 1074681
  • (OCoLC)ocn846545243
  • 1074681
  • 1076958
  • 1076958
Label
Not for turning : the life of Margaret Thatcher, Robin Harris
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
493 pages
Isbn
9781250047151
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013023171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545243
  • 1074681
  • (OCoLC)ocn846545243
  • 1074681
  • 1076958
  • 1076958

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