The usual attempt from a politician to rewrite history with himself in the starring role. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Howe claims as his own the successes of his predecessor, Nigel Lawson. As Foreign Secretary, his policies amounted to appeasement of foreign aggressors and supine surrender to Europe. A mediocrity with a keen sense of entitlement, Howe glosses over his relationships with Michael Heseltine and Kenneth Clarke to bring down the elected Prime Minister over her policies for Europe. If you prefer history as fiction, this is the book for you. If you prefer history as fact, try Robin Harris for a more objective memoir of the time.