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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from…

The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime…

by John Campbell

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A thoroughly researched and interesting portrayal of one of the 20th centuries most beloved, yet controversial, leaders. There is no doubt that Lady Thatcher's legacy will live on for centuries to come. Campbell does a good job of explaining her policies, triumphs, and failures.

However, I am a bit disappointed that this was bordering on political opinion instead of a biography. There is no doubt that one's opinions are relevant when writing a biography. Nevertheless, it is clearly apparent that Mr. Campbell is no Thatcher fan, which damages his thorough research in my opinion. I believe her legacy (love it or hate it) will continue to be talked about for years to come...that is the sign of someone who makes history. ( )
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The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep 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 Lady is the only balanced, unvarnished portrait of Margaret Thatcher, one of the most vital and controversial political figures of our time.

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Traces the life of Britain's former Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power.

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