Download Margaret Thatcher Free Books - Dlebooks.net

Download Margaret Thatcher Free Books

Algora Publishing

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 0875866328 - ISBN-13: 9780875866321

4/5 by 20 votes


This book is John Blundell's personal portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the woman who was the pivotal point of the rescue of a country, a woman who woke up her nation and made it once again a world leader. It is not only the story of her life but also an examination of the ideas, interests and circumstances surrounding key events. The author illustrates Thatcher's decisive style in handling potentially explosive issues, her sang-froid and her charm through numerous vignettes and quotes. He relates the facts of Margaret Thatcher's terms in power and explains how policy reforms and political perspectives that are now taken for granted in Britain had to be fought for. The transformation she brought to the United Kingdom was stunning on many fronts. Pre-Thatcher, Blundell says, a sclerotic, union-dominated economy was typified by surly service, poor products and a "craven" business class. Post-Thatcher, even the British Broadcasting Corporation (B.B.C.), an exemplar of what Americans call the "liberal media," extended its coverage of the private business sector quite considerably. Such is the emphasis on the values of capitalism in today's society. Service and product quality have been improved many times over. The choice and level of quality and service that had so impressed the author on his first visits to the U.S. in 1974 was becoming commonplace in the U.K. by the end of her terms as prime minister. When Margaret Thatcher donated three million dollars to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. to establish the Thatcher Center, it was John Blundell who proposed the toast to her in front of an audience of more than 500 assembled to mark the occasion. As the Iron Lady said, herself, John is very well placed to explain to Americans the beliefs and principles which underpinned what became known as "Thatcherism."

Reviews

64x64

Michael Craig

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Ben Tremblay

Liked it very much

John Cunningham

Good book

Recent Books

Armenian identity in a changing world
Armenian identity in a changing world
Levon Abrahamian
The 16 chapters and 67 subchapters of the book are composed as the main and the forking paths of different ages and lengths that eventually compose...
Social studies
Social studies
Fran Lebowitz
Lebowitz's second collection of articles presents her wry, witty comments on the people, the ideas, the equipment, the frustrations, the pleasures,...
Marlowe and the Popular Tradition
Marlowe and the Popular Tradition
Ruth Lunney
Rejecting the traditional stereotypes of Marlowe (spy, troublemaker, homosexual, atheist, university wit) this study considers him as a popular...
Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class
Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class
Judith Brett
The Liberal Party of Australia was late to form in 1945, but the traditions and ideals upon which it is founded have been central to Australian...
Electronic Properties of Materials
Electronic Properties of Materials
Rolf E. Hummel
Books are seldom finished. At best, they are abandoned. The second edition of "Electronic Properties of Materials" has been in use now for about...
A Pale View of Hills
A Pale View of Hills
Kazuo Ishiguro
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is the story of Etsuko,...
Compelling American Conversations
Compelling American Conversations
Eric Roth
Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners from Chimayo Press helps American...
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
Martin Kleppmann
Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency,...