The Collected Speeches of Margaret Thatcher

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Following the worldwide success of her memoirs "The Downing Street Years" and "The Path to Power", this is a collection of all the significant speeches of Margaret Thatcher's career, from her maiden speech as the young MP for Finchley in 1959 to the headline-making Keith Joseph Memorial Address which she gave in January 1996. In between are the landmarks - the speech in Brighton on the morning after the IRA bomb, the Bruges Speech, the titanic resignation speech in the Commons - and the smaller speeches which are nevertheless intensely revealing of the character and beliefs of their author. This volume forms a companion to the two volumes of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs.

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Following the world-wide success of her memoirs 'The Downing Street Years' and 'The Path to Power', here for the first time in a single volume are all the significant speeches of Margaret Thatcher's career, from her address to the Conservative Political Centre in Blackpool in 1968 to the headline making Nicholas Ridley Memorial Address which she delivered in November 1996.

In between are the landmarks – the speech in Brighton on the morning after the IRA bomb, the Bruges Speech, the titanic resignation speech in the Commons – and other speeches which are equally revealing of Lady Thatcher's character and beliefs.

This volume forms a companion to the two volumes of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs, and will be required reading for all students of twentieth century history – and of great oratory of any period.

Margaret Thatcher was leader of the Conservative Party for fifteen years and Prime Minister for eleven and a half.

Robin Harris, who edited this volume, worked in the 1980s as a government adviser, director of the Conservative Research Department and member of the Prime Minister's policy unit. He has continued to advise Lady Thatcher since she left office and contributes regularly to British, European, and American newspapers and periodicals.

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Lady Thatcher was leader of the Conservative Party for fifteen years and Prime Minister for eleven and a half.

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Book Description Harper, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: By the time she stepped down in 1990, Mrs. Thatcher had become one of her generation's outstanding political leaders, and perhaps the most powerful woman in the world. Possessing an iron will, she matched words with action in confronting the crises of the day -- in economic affairs, in the Falklands War, in Northern Ireland, in the great twilight struggle of the Cold War, and finally in Europe. Under her leadership, Britain broke out of its decline and self-doubt to emerge once more as a major player on the international stage.Margaret Thatcher put intense effort into her major speeches. As a result, they are uniquely revealing of how she developed that clear vision which would transform Britain and shape international politics in the late 20th century. They begin with the speeches she made as part of her campaign to mold the ideas of the Conservative Party in Opposition. They continue with the famous addresses in which she expressed her convictions as prime minister and include recent lectures in which she gives her current -- and controversial -- thoughts about the world today. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060187344

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