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Publishing to coincide with Meryl Streep's performance as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics. Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service, celebrated biographer John Campbell delves into the story of this fascinating woman's life as no one has before. The result of more than nine years of meticulous research, The Iron Ladyis the only balanced, unvarnished portrait of one of the most politically vital and controversial figures of our time.
John Campbell is a leading political biographer. His other books include Lloyd George, Pistols at Dawn: Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown, and Edward Heath, for which he won the NCR Book Award. He lives in England.
Table of Contents
|Dutiful Daughter||p. 1|
|Young Conservative||p. 17|
|First Steps||p. 32|
|Education Secretary||p. 54|
|The Peasants' Revolt||p. 66|
|Leader of the Opposition||p. 77|
|Thatcherism under Wraps||p. 92|
|Into Downing Street||p. 103|
|The Blessed Margaret||p. 114|
|Signals of Intent||p. 133|
|Heading for the Rocks||p. 157|
|Salvation in the South Atlantic||p. 184|
|Falklands Effect||p. 207|
|Popular Capitalism||p. 228|
|Iron Lady I: Special Relationships||p. 254|
|Iron Lady II: Europe and the World||p. 286|
|Enemies Within||p. 311|
|Irish Dimension||p. 337|
|Elective Dictatorship||p. 352|
|Stumble and Recovery||p. 369|
|No Such Thing as Society||p. 387|
|A Diet of Brussels||p. 411|
|Tomorrow the World||p. 424|
|On and On Downing Street||p. 446|
|The Defenestration of Downing||p. 457|
|Notes and References||p. 503|
|Sources and Bibliography||p. 540|
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