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"There is no alternative" : why Margaret Thatcher matters

Author: Claire Berlinski
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Great Britain in the 1970s appeared to be in terminal decline--ungovernable, an economic wreck, and rapidly headed for global irrelevance. Three decades later, it is the richest and most influential country in Europe, and Margaret Thatcher is the reason. The preternaturally determined Thatcher rose from nothing, seized control of Britain's Conservative party, and took a sledgehammer to the nation's postwar socialist  Read more...
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Named Person: Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Berlinski
ISBN: 0465002315 9780465002313
OCLC Number: 191926111
Description: xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The shrine of mother Margaret --
La pasionaria of middle-class privilege --
"I hate communists" --
Diva, matron, housewife, shrew --
The sledgehammer --
For strategic sheep purposes --
Coal and iron --
Miners is miners --
The triumvirate --
No! No! No! --
Conclusion: why Margaret Thatcher matters.
Responsibility: Claire Berlinski.
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Examines the life and legacy of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the twentieth century, Margaret Thatcher. This biography offers a portrait of a woman whose influence extends  Read more...

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