The Path to Power

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Harper Collins, Jan 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 672 pages

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.


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The path to power

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A Provincial Childhood
House Bound
The Outer Circle
A World of Shadows
Teachers Pest
No End of a Lesson
Seizing the Moment
Apprenticeship for Power
Just One Chance
Beginning Again
New World Disorder
Virtues Rewards
Promoting the FreeEnterprise Revolution
Political Chronology 195579

A Bumpy Ride
Détente or Defeat?

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About the author (2011)

Born in 1925, Margaret Thatcher rose to become the first woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive general elections and served as prime minister for more than eleven years, from 1979 to 1990, a record unmatched in the twentieth century.

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