Unusually compelling reading for a political memoir.
-Best Books of 2010, " Financial Times (UK)"
Instructive particularly on the art and discipline of centrist leadership.
-John Avlon, Favorite Books of 2010, " The Daily Beast"
Especially welcome. Luckily" A Journey "is not one of those leaden bricks of official reminiscence. The tone is confiding, informal and forthright . . . "A Journey" is a deeply personal book, full of candid revelations . . . It provides a priceless glimpse into the mind of the man who devoted himself to the transformation [of the Labour party] and who stood by America in some of its darkest recent hours.
-Martin Rubin, "The Wall Street Journal"
Engaging and insightful . . . A better than usual contribution to the literary genre of political memoir.
-Claude R. Marx, " The Boston Globe"
Well-written and perhaps unintentionally self-revealing . . . Blair reveals himself through his thrusting political ambition, his rationales for decisions, his preoccupation with public image and his determination to play a prominent role on the world stage.
-Leonard Downie Jr., "The Washington Post Book World"
Engrossing . . . Blair writes honestly and openly. The style is not the elegant Oxbridge prose that might have been expected of a former prime minister but one filled with Americanisms. It is breezy, informal and candid enough to keep the reader thoroughly engaged.
-Fareed Zakaria, " The New York Times Book Review"
Fluently written . . . Engaging . . . Some of the most quoted bits of this book will doubtless include Mr. Blair s thumbnail sketches of colleagues and acquaintances.
-Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
That Blair was a formidable politician can be seen in the glimpses we get of how his mind works . . . You are left thinking two things: that it would be a blessing if some of today s politicians took note . . . and that, whatever your view of Blair, you still wouldn t want to take him on in an election.
-John Lanchester, "The New Yorker"
A political biography of unusual interest . . . Blair is one of the great politicians of this generation and that makes his candid moments particularly interesting.
-Tim Rutten, " The Philadelphia Inquirer"
Compelling . . . Candid and comprehensive.
-Glenn C. Altschuler, " Tulsa World"
Uncommonly candid . . . A vividly rendered account of life in office, with plenty of beneficial pointers to aspiring politicos on either side of the Atlantic.
-Starred review, "Kirkus"
Discerning . . . Behind the scenes in the halls of power is always an interesting place to go, and Blair takes us there with delight on his part and on our part.
Blair s candor can be bracing. He paints comic scenes of excruciating audiences with dull dignitaries and the weekly torment of Prime Minister s Questions . . . and never hides his preoccupation with image-crafting and media relations. Blair reveals himself to be savvy, charming, and sometimes earnest and impassioned.
-"Publishers Weekly" "From the Hardcover edition.""show more