The Iron Lady

Author: John Campbell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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'An enormously useful achievement...every twist and turn of her political life is here' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge for leadership of the Conservative party to her eleven tumultuous years in Downing Street and her eventual removal from power. This is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary individual who changed the face of Britain; John Campbell portrays an ambitious and determined woman who started cautiously, grew in confidence after the Falklands War but became increasingly remote and domineering until she finally lost the trust of her colleagues.

When the Iron Lady Ruled Britain

Author: Robert Chesshyre

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 184688229X

Category: History

Page: 288

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Returning to Britain in the mid-1980s after spending several years in the US as the Observer's Washington correspondent, Robert Chesshyre found a country shockingly altered by the rule of 'The Iron Lady', then at the height of her popularity. Disturbed by the Britain he now found himself in, he set out to travel the length and breadth of the UK to report on the state of the nation and the lives of ordinary people. Originally published as The Return of a Native Reporter to widespread critical acclaim in 1987, this new edition includes a piece describing a revisit to the former Easington Colliery in 2010 and an extensive new foreword by the author. In its scope, its relevance and its insight, it is a profound and shocking reminder that 'what we sowed then, we reap now'.

The Iron Lady (House of Winslow Book #19)

Author: Gilbert Morris

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441270442

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Turn-of-the-century New York City--a place of opportunity, deception, and phenomenal need.As America makes its ascent as a world power, three young daughters of Winslow come to bustling New York City in 1902 seeking careers and direction for their lives. But each of the Winslow cousins finds a different world and is drawn in her own separate way.Ruth Winslow feels called to be a missionary and comes to New York's Baxter Hospital to train as a nurse. She finds rich fulfillment in her work among the poor and suffering immigrants--as well as a growing interest in the young Scottish doctor David Burns.Priscilla Winslow joins Ruth in the nursing program but has a passion for the bright lights of show business. Despite all the warnings, when her dreams come true, life on the stage takes on a dark side.Esther Winslow is engaged to a wealthy New York businessman but is restless to do something meaningful with her life. Her photographs of the plight of the immigrants in the tenement slums and her meeting a young South African doctor who risks everything to help the sick opens a new door to her, but where will it lead?

Margaret Thatcher : The Iron Lady Who Made History - Biography 3rd Grade | Children's Biography Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541919505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 7201


Margaret Thatcher served as the Prime Minister of the UK. She was dubbed as the Iron Lady because of her policies. What were these policies, you ask? Well, you have to open this book to find out. You will also read about Thatcher’s personal life from the pages of this book. Grab a copy today!

Margaret Thatcher

Author: 50MINUTES,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 2806290015

Category: History

Page: 42

View: 7874


Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Margaret Thatcher in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Margaret Thatcher. In the 1970s, the United Kingdom was struggling economically in comparison with its stronger European counterparts. Thatcher, the country’s first female Prime Minister, recognised the need for drastic economic reform, despite its potential to cause social upheaval. Known for her inflexible and unemotional stance in the face of strikes, the deaths of IRA prisoners, a violent war in the Falklands and even a narrow escape from a bomb in her bedroom, Thatcher remains a divisive figure in politics. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn about the background of the United Kingdom’s famous first female Prime Minister, the Iron Lady • Gain a deeper understanding of Thatcherism, the collective name for Thatcher’s economic and social reform policies • Discover the measures taken by Thatcher during her time in power in both domestic and foreign policy ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

Margaret Thatcher

Author: John Blundell

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875866321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 1876


This biography of Lady Thatcher relates in warm detail the life of Margaret Thatcher, her achievements as British Prime Minister, and her life since retirement. Written in a vigorous, no-nonsense style, Lady Thatcher provides a succinct portrait of the Iron Lady, illustrating what the terms OC ThatcheriteOCO and OC ThatcherismOCO really mean. Blundell shows why Thatcher was such an outstanding world leader and such an inspiration for women leaders in particular. The book begins with contrasting scenes OCo the desolation of Britain in the 1978-9 OC Winter of DiscontentOCO prior to Thatcher''s premiership, and the economic buoyancy and national self-confidence that prevailed by the end of her period in office 11 cents years later. The body of the text provides a chronological, strongly narrative treatment of ThatcherOCOs life, from childhood through to current times. John Blundell has been one of the most effective champions of the free- enterprise economic model which has delivered progress and prosperity around the world. Therefore he is very well placed to explain to Americans the beliefs and principles which underpinned what became known as Thatcherism. OCoLady Thatcher, Summer 2008."

Margaret Thatcher

Author: John Campbell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099575167

Category: Great Britain

Page: 578

View: 7014


"Traces the life of Britain's first female Prime Minister from her upbringing in Grantham and her unexpected challenge for the leadership of the Conservative Party to her eleven tumultuous years in Downing Street and her eventual removal from power." - cover.

A Journey with Margaret Thatcher

Author: Robin Renwick

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849545758

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 2423


In a remarkably candid new book, former high-ranking diplomat Robin Renwick provides a fascinating insight into Margaret Thatcher's performances on the world stage. He examines her successes, including the defeat of aggression in the Falklands, her contribution to the ending of the Cold War and her role in the Anglo-Irish agreement; her special relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev and what the Americans felt to be the excessive influence she exerted over Ronald Reagan, and attitudes towards F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela; and what she herself acknowledged as her spectacular failure in resisting German reunification. He describes at first hand her often turbulent relationships with other European leaders and her arguments with Cabinet colleagues about European monetary union (in which regard, he contends, her arguments have stood the test of time and are highly relevant to the crisis in the eurozone today). Finally, he tells of her bravura performance in the run-up to the Gulf War, her calls for intervention in Bosnia and the difficulties she created for her successor. While her faults were on the same scale as her virtues, Margaret Thatcher succeeded in her mission to restore Britain's standing and influence, in the process becoming a cult figure in many other parts of the world. Including material from the recently released War Cabinet files on the Falklands conflict, this book is an important exploration of an outstanding world leader.