Anthony Seldon Blair

ISBN 13: 9780743232128

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Rejecting the constraints of formal biography, Anthony Seldon has produced a profile of the Prime Minister that rewrites the bibliography of Blair studies. Focusing on the interplay between the key episodes of his life and career and the key personalities with whom he has surrounded himself, it assesses the Blair psychology in all its forms and explains the motivation of the man destined to be the last British Prime Minister to command a world stage. It also draws on previously unpublished diaries and documents and is based on 600 original interviews with those who have known and worked with Blair, including many at the heart of government. Gripping and revelatory, it is a major book about the man who has shaped modern Britain.

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'Packed with information, and clearly and thoughtfully written' -- FRANCIS BECKETT, Guardian

'Superbly well-informed and exhaustively researched' -- PETER OBORNE, The Tablet

'The best account so far of the high politics of the Blair era' -- NICK COHEN, New Statesman

'The most readable of all the books this year on the Prime Minister and/or the [Iraq] war' -- ELINOR GOODMAN, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year

'This book will become the automatic reference point for studies of a political period that promised so much' -- JOHN KAMPFNER, Observer

About the Author:

Anthony Seldon is the author of several books including the official biography of John Major and the authorised history of Number 10 Downing Street. The first volume of his definitive life of Tony Blair was published to great acclaim in 2004.

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