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The Iron Lady

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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.

Margaret Thatcher

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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
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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."

A Journey with Margaret Thatcher

Author : Robin Renwick
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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.

The Real Iron Lady

Author : Gillian Shephard
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There are many myths about Margaret Thatcher's extraordinary personality and political career. But what was it really like to work with her? In The Real Iron Lady: Working with Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Shephard speaks to an eclectic and distinguished range of Mrs T.'s former colleagues; all offer a unique insight into what the Iron Lady was really like at close quarters. Among them are John Major, Geoffrey Howe, Douglas Hurd and other Cabinet colleagues, alongside an ambassador and senior civil servants. In addition, prominent Conservative Party members, distinguished journalists and a leading trade unionist add their views, as well as MPs, political advisers and Downing Street staff. A French perspective is even provided by Hubert Védrine, foreign minister to erstwhile President François Mitterrand. Gillian Shephard has laced this miscellany of recollections of the Iron Lady with her own sparkling wit and acerbic comments - resulting in a fascinating close-up portrait of Britain's first woman Prime Minister. Most importantly, it is a portrait painted by the people who were with her throughout the dramas of her political career: the Falklands conflict, the miners' strike, the Brighton Bomb outrage and, eventually, her downfall. The book, with its wealth of previously unpublished material, portrays Margaret Thatcher as a woman of contrasts: courageous, kind, ferocious, feminine - and so far, unsurpassed.

Margaret Thatcher Volume Two

Author : John Campbell
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The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter, described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This second volume covers the whole eleven and a half years of her momentous premiership. Thirteen years after her removal from power, this is the first comprehensive and fully researched study of the Thatcher Government from its hesitant beginning to its dramatic end. Campbell draws on the mass of memoirs and diaries of Mrs Thatcher's colleagues, aides, advisers and rivals, as well as on original material from the Ronald Reagan archive, shedding fascinating new light on the Reagan-Thatcher 'special relationship', and on dozens of interviews. The Iron Lady will confirm John Campbell's Margaret Thatcher as one of the greatest political biographies of recent times.

The Iron Lady

Author : Hugo Young
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Traces the life of Britain's controversial prime minister, explains how she became involved in politics, and looks at the accomplishments of her administration

Thatcher s War The Iron Lady on the Falklands

Author : Margaret Thatcher
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The definitive inside account of the Falklands War, written by Margaret Thatcher herself.

The Iron Lady

Author : Daniel Fellows
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Agatha Freeman looks like any ordinary grandmother; loving, fun and selfless. She will do anything for her grandchildren, Missy and Jacob. Anything.When Agatha is caring for her grandchildren, a gunman takes them all at gun point, making the most bizarre claims about Agatha's real identity.Thus begins an amazing journey that will propel Agatha, Missy and Jacob to Berlin, Germany to confront her past she had thought was long dead.

De Historische Representatie Van The Iron Lady

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The historical representation of The Iron Lady The Iron Lady, a film by Phyllida Lloyd which is released in 2011and followed with a lot of commotion. The performance of Meryl Streep as the first female Prime Minister of Great-Britain was praised by many reviewers and awarded with an Oscar. Margaret Thatcher at that moment still living wasnt very loved by everyone. Another important controversy was the giving of an inaccurate image of Margaret Thatcher, expressed by co-workers. Including John Campbell, who previously wrote a biography of Thatchers life, wasnt impressed by the presented story. This paper analyses the giving historical representation of the film The Iron Lady. Is The Iron Lady a good resource to introduce the life of Margaret Thatcher to the common citizens and what image of her is given to the viewer? First, an historical overview is provided with the academic debate about the interaction between film and history. A second part is a specific analysis about the film The Iron Lady in relation with the known history and other television adaptations.

Brawny Words of the Iron Lady

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, The Iron Lady, was the Prime Minister of United Kingdom for three consecutive times. As the first woman prime minister, she served the office for the longest time in the 20th century and was a controversial figurehead for her uncompromising politics and administrational powers. She held her cast iron will to change the overall aspects of Britain. While some regarding her as been saved the Britain from economic downturn, others scrutinizing her as a destroyer of millions of lives of union workers. Nevertheless, she is regarded as one of the most powerful woman personalities in the world. Let's explore the words of Iron Lady.

Margaret Thatcher

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Margaret Thatcher Between Icon and Hate Figure

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Potsdam, language: English, abstract: In course of its long democratic history, the United Kingdom has gone through many governments whose influential Prime ministers had formed the British society. But probably no other British Prime minister (PM) has ever left his marks so much as Margaret Thatcher, who held longer office than every other PM before. However, the assumption that her almost twelve years lasting term of office could be taken as an indicator for her great popularity as great politician is not applicable at all. Indeed, the “Iron Lady” and her revolutionary economy and welfare policy, known as Thatcherism, polarised and still divide the minds of the British society. Whereas her supporters are prizing her policy as the basis of Britain’s power and wealth for millions, her critics blame her to be responsible for the ruin of the social sector and the destruction of a social community sense. This seminar paper is concerned with the controversial policy of Margaret Thatcher. For my work, I argue that “The policy of Thatcher has cemented the British class system rather than loosen it”. As a theoretical background I will examine the British class system and define the term “class” itself. The main part is structured into three linked chapters dealing with the main features of Thatcher’s era in order to reveal how Thatcher’s policy affected the major classes in the UK: Working -, Middle - and Upper Class. Thereby, it will be illustrated and concluded in the final part of this work if Thatcher can be seen rather as an icon or rather as a hate figure for the UK and its classes. The entire work is embedded in a short portray of the social life in the UK before and after Thatcher’s legislative period in order to compare the development objectively.

Margaret Thatcher The Iron Lady Who Made History Biography 3rd Grade Children s Biography Books

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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

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Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady is the biography of Margaret Thatcher, a former British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990. She is the first and only woman to hold either post. Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister was the longest since that of Lord Salisbury and was the longest continuous period in office since the tenure of Lord Liverpool who was Prime Minister in the early 19th century. She was the first woman to lead a major political party in the UK, and the first of only three women to have held any of the four great offices of state. Thatcher has remained active in the politics of the United Kingdom, as well as the world. Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady is highly recommended for those interested in the life of this popular British politician.

Terror Attack Brighton

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The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. Certainly it was the most ambitious since the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The Provisional I.R.A. detonated a bomb at the Grand Hotel on 12th October 1984. Most of the Government were staying at the hotel at the time. The Conservative party was holding its annual conference in the town. Five people were killed in the explosion, and more than thirty were injured. It came very close to wiping out most of the Government, including the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The I.R.A.'s Patrick Magee had booked into the Grand Hotel under the false name of Roy Walsh, about a month before. He planted a bomb with a long-delay timer, hidden under a bath in one of the rooms. He was given eight life sentences for the crime, but released from prison in 1999 under the Good Friday Agreement. He served just fourteen years behind bars.It was one of two IRA bombs aimed directly at the collective Government of the day. The other was in February 1991when, at the height of the Gulf War security alert, the I.R.A. fired a mortar bomb directly at Downing Street. The War Cabinet was in session to discuss the threat from Saddam Hussein. The bomb was only yards from hitting the Prime Minister and his senior colleagues. The Grand Hotel bombing and the Downing Street bombing were 'different' to the IRA's other attacks. They were aimed directly at the heart of the democratically elected Government of the day, particularly the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Other IRA bombings either caused greater loss of life, resulted in more injuries or were of a far greater financial cost. For example, attacks at Omagh in 1998 killed twenty-eight, the explosion in the City in London in 1993 cost one billion pounds and the Manchester Shopping Centre bomb in 1996 saw two-hundred people hurt. Devastating as these attacks were, it can be argued that they were aimed at getting attention, disrupting democracy, costing the country money and bullying their way to the political decision making process.

The Iron Lady

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Ruth, Priscilla, and Esther Winslow come to New York to find themselves. Each girl finds a different path in the big city. Where will their worlds lead them?

Ironies of the Iron Lady

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When the Iron Lady Ruled Britain

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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'.

Iron Lady

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Allowing you to uncover the woman behind the 'Iron Lady' image, 'Iron Lady: The Thatcher Years' takes a thorough at the life and times of Britain's longest-serving twentieth-century prime minister. As both the first woman to become leader of a European country and the first British premier to achieve re-election for three consecutive terms, Margaret Thatcher's has left behind a long and hugely important legacy. Reflecting on her life and character, from her early days growing up as the daughter of a Lincolnshire grocer, to her years as one of the most powerful and controversial of leaders, through to her iconographic status as an international statesman and thinker, this study is accompanied by a selection of quotes by and about this formidable woman.