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    DescriptionThe history of Britain in the last thirty years, under both Conservative and Labour governments, has been dominated by one figure - Margaret Thatcher. Her election marked a decisive break with the past and her premiership transformed not just her country, but the nature of democratic leadership. Simon Jenkins analyses this revolution from its beginnings in the turmoil of the 1970s through the social and economic changes of the 1980s. Was Thatcherism a mere medicine for an ailing economy or a complete political philosophy? And did it eventually fall victim to the dogmatism and control which made it possible?This is the story of the events, personalities, defeats and victories which will be familiar to all those who lived through them, but seen through a new lens. It is also an argument about how Thatcher's legacy has continued down to the present. Not just John Major, but Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are her heirs and acolytes. And as the Conservative party reinvents itself as a viable political force once again, is the age of Thatcher finally over?


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    Title
    Thatcher and Sons
    Subtitle
    A Revolution in Three Acts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141006246
    ISBN 10: 0141006242
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.085
    Thema V1.0: JP
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Jenkins writes for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. He has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times, and has written books on politics, history and architecture in London including England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, published by Penguin. He was knighted in 2004.
    Review quote
    As Simon Jenkins argues in this splendidly readable and provocative account of the last thirty years, we still live in the Lady's shadow Dominic Sandbrook