Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage

Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage


By (author) Nicholas Wapshott

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  • Publisher: Sentinel
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 159523053X
  • ISBN 13: 9781595230539
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white plates
  • Sales rank: 216,019

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New details of the remarkable relationship between two leaders who teamed up to change history. It's well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During their eight overlapping years as U.S. president and UK prime minister, they stood united for free markets, low taxes, and a strong defense against communism. But just how close they really were will surprise you. Nicholas Wapshott finds that the Reagan-Thatcher relationship was much deeper than an alliance of mutual interests. Drawing on extensive interviews and hundreds of recently declassified private letters and telephone calls, he depicts a more complex, intimate, and occasionally combative relationship than has previously been revealed.

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?Nicholas Wapshott, with access to their unpublished correspondence, gives us a nuanced?and immensely readable? portrait of how Reagan and Thatcher resolved their differences in leading the world out of incipient chaos. This is a shrewd and affecting portrait.? ?Tina Brown, author of "The Diana Chronicles" ?I can recommend a rattling good read with lots of new material on their previously private meetings and correspondence.? ?"National Review" ?Briskly written, perceptive, and, ultimately, moving.? ?"New York Sun" ?Wapshott is insightful and exhaustive.? ?"Publishers Weekly"