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Blair Unbound

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In June 2007, with his approval rating at an all-time low, Tony Blair stood down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after more than a decade in office. In this riveting account, Anthony Seldon—a recognized expert of British politics—follows the career of Tony Blair starting from its pinnacle at September 11 right up to his handing of the reins over to his arch rival, ...more
Hardcover, 688 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Damian
Jul 07, 2008 Damian rated it really liked it
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An excellent account of Blairs government from 2001 to 2007. The book starts off with 9/11 and gives a fascinating insight into how to this led to Afghanistan and Iraq and how this overshadowed Blair’s last years. Blair’s relationships with key figures such as Bush and Brown make fascinating reading and go some way to dispelling the “poodle” account of his dealing with Bush.

The book makes a strong argument that Blair was very influential in getting Bush and the G8 to commit to climate change po
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Sue
Jan 21, 2009 Sue rated it it was amazing
I read it because it was bought for me and wasn't sure if I wanted to plunge in. However it was not hard work and I found myself staying up late and in the end I had to stay in on a Saturday night to finish it off. Great insight and not slimy as many biographies can be
Will James
Aug 09, 2011 Will James rated it it was amazing
Very fair-minded and detailed account of Blair's Premiership (2001-2007). Can't help thinking that many of Seldon's conclusions will stand the test of time, and that this book will keep its value for years to come.
John Kay
Mar 16, 2016 John Kay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointing. Discovered that Blair and Adonis started wrecking the UK school system which is being carried on by Cameron. Will not be able to finish as so depressing.
Greg
Nov 23, 2008 Greg rated it liked it
Good inside stuff but excruciating detail and slim analysis starts to stack up and feel like a weight.
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