'This is a masterclass from an acute political intelligence ... the force of the analysis rings out from every page' leading article, The Times
'Blair comes across as a brilliant modern politician' Lionel Barber, Financial Times
'Funny, ruthless and unputdownable ... Blair clearly relishes the opportunity to tell it as he saw it. After years of minding his PMQs, our former leader gives it to us with both barrels' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph
'Prime ministerial memoirs are traditionally stuffy, formal and guarded, as though written under police caution. Tony Blair's are nothing of the sort' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
TONY BLAIR is the politician who defines our times. On becoming Labour leader in 1994, he immediately set about transforming his party and rallying the country behind him, becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in Labour's history, and ending eighteen years of Conservative government. He took Labour to a historic three terms in office, as the dominant political figure of the last two decades.
A JOURNEY is a deft analysis of the nature and uses of political power and the challenges of leadership, an account of his years in office and beyond that charts the ups and downs of his career to provide insight into the man, the politician and statesman. As well as explaining why he took on public opinion to stand up for what he believed in, Blair also looks forwards, to emerging power relationships and economies, and to Britain's changing role, addressing the most urgent issues of our global world.
Few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Tony Blair, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. Amid the millions of words written about him, this book is unique: his own journey, in his own words.show more