Every so often a politician comes along who will fundamental change their country, have an impact on the world and become part of our national identity. Margaret Thatcher is one such politician, In equal measure admired and loathed, Margaret Thatcher stormed into power in 1979 sweeping away the systems of over 30 years of post war consensus. She oversaw the restructuring and privatisation of the economy, won a war against Argentina to reclaim the Falklands, broke the seemingly untouchable National Union of Mineworkers and shared the political stage with President Reagan of America and Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union as the Cold War came to an end.
In this biography you’ll learn how Margaret Roberts, the daughter of a Grantham grocer went on to become an MP, marry a wealthy manufacturer, have two children and rise through the ranks of the Conservative Party. You’ll find out what shaped her ideological vision, how she stood as leader and won and how a determined woman became the first female Prime Minister of the western world.
You’ll also be privy to the trials she faced, the difficult decisions she had to take and the aspects of her formidable personality that sowed the seeds of her eventual fall as long simmering resentments and arguments over Britain’s relationship in Europe led to her being toppled by members of the very party she led.
Hers is a gripping story and one everyone should read.