The Path to Power (Margaret Thatcher's Memoirs #1)
In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they influenced her political career.
Margaret Thatcher, the first Woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was in power from 1979 to 1990. During these twelve years, she was the leader of the Conservative party in England and ruled with an Iron Fist, earning her the name “The Iron Lady”. In her autobiography The Path to Power, Margaret Thatcher chronicles her life, from her Methodist father to her days on 10 Downing Street.
Margaret was born in 1925 in Grantham in the United Kingdom to Alfred and Ethel Roberts. Margaret was very...more
Non una passeggiata, queste memorie della Baronessa Thatcher, ma non per questo meno belle o meno avvincenti. Pubblicato a pochi anni di distanza da quel giorno del 1990 in cui il suo stesso partito le fece le scarpe, dopo ben 15 anni di leadership conservatrice e 11 di governo in qualità di Primo Ministro. Come le sue memorie ci mostrano bene, il percorso che la portò ai vertici del partito tory non fu privo di difficoltà.
Figlia di commercianti, abituata al duro lavoro sin da ...more
This book feels dated, but perhaps I shouldn't be surprised by that. Here she's looking at her like from the 1930s to the 1970s (when she's about to win the election). There isn't too much discussion of the 1930s though, because she was very young for a lot of that period. She attended ...more
I would suggest this book not only to fans ...more
I started reading this book when Thatcher passed. Her belief in her own political viewpoint and willingness to work to achieve her beliefs is admirable. Very much shaped the 80s and was a true fit for the times.
Definitely a good read and I am glad I read it before The Downing Street Years, which I am eagerly looking forward to.
Born in Grantham in Lincolnshire, England, she went on to read Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford. She was sel ...more