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Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher : a political marriage

Author: Nicholas Wapshott
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Sentinel, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A character study of the most important Anglo-American friendship since FDR and Churchill. During their eight overlapping years in office, President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher worked together to promote lower taxes, deregulation, free trade, and an aggressive stance against the Soviet Union. But according to journalist Wapshott, the relationship was much deeper than an alliance of mutual interests. Drawing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Margaret Thatcher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Wapshott
ISBN: 9781595230478 1595230475
OCLC Number: 145938809
Description: xiii, 336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Above the shop --
The world of work --
A taste of power --
The road to the top --
Success at the polls --
The honeymooners --
A lovers' tiff --
Outcast of the islands --
Cold warriors --
Strikebusters --
From Russia with love --
The victors --
The merry widow.
Responsibility: Nicholas Wapshott.
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A character study of the most important Anglo-American friendship since FDR and Churchill. During their eight overlapping years in office, President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher worked together to promote lower taxes, deregulation, free trade, and an aggressive stance against the Soviet Union. But according to journalist Wapshott, the relationship was much deeper than an alliance of mutual interests. Drawing on interviews and recently declassified documents, Wapshott depicts a more complex, personal, and sometimes argumentative relationship than has previously been revealed. Reagan, the son of the town drunk, used his genial charm to win over his enemies and always focused on the big picture rather than details. Thatcher, the daughter of a strict middle-class shopkeeper, was a hard worker and master of details who would rather be respected than liked. Yet from their very first meeting in 1975, they recognized each other as political soulmates, committed not just to conservative principles but to getting things done.--From publisher description.

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