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DC Confidential [Hardcover]

Sir Christopher Meyer
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a marvellously entertaining and readable book. (Andrew Gilligan THE EVENING STANDARD)

The chapters on 9/11 and on the Iraq War are totally absorbing and often quite moving. (Cal McCrystal THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

the book is of great value to anyone interested in diplomacy and foreign policy. (Bruce Anderson THE INDEPENDENT)

the delicious portraiture, razor-sharp character assessments and the sharing of undiplomatic discretions, are all beautifully, and often comically, presented. (James Cusick THE SUNDAY HERALD)

he provides some captivating insights into modern diplomacy and American life. (Siobhan Murphy Metro)

He tells a juicy tale. (Simon Jenkins SUNDAY TIMES)

this is an important book about what it was like to be Britain's most senior and lustrous ambassador at a time when the prime minister enjoyed a direct line to the White House for which there are few precedents. (Martin Kettle THE GUARDIAN)

For all his colourful and funny stories, the enduring value of his picture of the Blain years is the way Meyer shows this Government steadily ripping up the rules. (Simon Edge DAILY EXPRESS)

an entertaining and informative read. (Sean Donlon THE IRISH TIMES)

a masterpiece of elegance which places the steletto between New Labour's shoulder blades with panache. (Clive Aslet COUNTRY LIFE)

informative and enjoyable. (Maurice Hayes IRISH INDEPENDENT)

a gem of a book. (DUBLIN EVENING HERALD)

Book Description

Riveting and candid memoir of life behind the scenes as US Ambassador and Prime Minister's Press Secretary.

About the Author

Sir Christopher Meyer was Ambassador to the United States from 1997 until 2003, and before that he was Press Secretary to John Major. He is now Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.
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