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Margaret Thatcher


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Preface 1: Bound for Politics 2: Unexpected Leader 3: Challenging Beginnings 4: Victory Overseas 5: Enemies Within 6: Thatcherism Triumphant? 7: Isolation and Defenestration 8: Aftermath and Afterlife Guide to Sources Dramatis Personae Glossary Chronology Opinion Polls Graph Index

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Professor Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and General Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is one of the world's best-known historians and historical biographers, and an expert on Churchill and political leadership. The author or editor of thirty books, David Cannadine is also a regular broadcaster on radio and television. His most recent publications include The Undivided Past (2013) and George V: the Unexpected King (2014), as well as the series Prime Ministers' Props for BBC Radio 4 (2016).


Condensed biography with excellent analysis... David Cannadine Margaret Thatcher A Life and Legacy (OUP) is just the ticket. * Keith Simpson, Total Politics *
This carefully crafted essay is welcome above all because it concisely distils major episodes such as the "Big Bang" * WM Roger Louis, Times Literary Supplement *
The historian is successful in setting the "Iron Lady" in the broader historical context. * Thompson Chau, Myanmar Times *
An elegant, even-handed and economical overview of the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher * Robbie Millen, The Times *
This concise book avoids the usual controversies and offers a new analysis of Thatcher's sweeping economic reforms ... artfully concise book * William Davies, The Guardian *
This short format, shorn of extraneous detail, makes it somehow easier to take an overview of the Thatcher years. * Roland White, The Sunday Times *
a masterpiece of compression * John Campbell, Financial Times *

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