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    DescriptionThe gripping inside story of Gordon Brown's rise to become Prime Minister. Gordon Brown's arrival at the Treasury in May 1997 was greeted with great excitement - not to mention anticipation. Officials of every rank looked on expectantly to see what miracles the chancellor would work. And so, as Master of the New Era, Brown created relationships across every Whitehall department and extended his influence to every aspect of government. He brought into effect the most important budgetary changes of the past decade: the commitment to Private Finance Initiative, which altered infrastructure from the London Underground to the NHS and state schools; the management of the Inland Revenue; the increase in taxes; and the demise of Britain's pension funds. In this gripping and fully updated biography, reissued to coincide with Brown's assumption of Tony Blair's mantle, best-selling author Tom Bower documents the rise to power of a driven and complex politician, and exposes how the ambitions of the Labour Party's leader-in-waiting will affect the country for decades to come.


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    Title
    Gordon Brown
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Bower
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007259625
    ISBN 10: 000725962X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.08580092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 3JM, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, DNBH, NHD
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    04 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tom Bower has a distinguished reputation as an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist and is the author of several ground-breaking books about tycoons. His most recent works are 'Conrad and Lady Black', 'The Squeeze' and his biographies of Simon Cowell and Bernie Ecclestone. Among his other much-debated biographies are those of Mohammed Fayed, Richard Branson and Robert Maxwell.
    Review quote
    'As a psychological profile, an exploration of personal ambition and a study of political obsession driven by religious angst, this biography is gripping.' Daily Telegraph 'Intensively researched but coolly critical...this remains the most thorough biography we have.' Independent 'What makes this worth reading is Bower's damning indictment of Brown's main boast: his supposedly sure stewardship of the economy.' The Times 'A powerful book which poses serious questions.' James Naughtie 'Compulsively readable...essential reading.' Norman Lamont