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Diaries Volume Three: Power and Responsibility (The Alastair Campbell Diaries)

Diaries Volume Three: Power and Responsibility (The Alastair Campbell Diaries) [Kindle Edition]

Alastair Campbell
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"A compulsively fascinating record" (Daily Telegraph (on Vol. 2))

"A belter" (Independent (on Vol. 2))

"Instantly captivating" (Spectator (on Vol. 2))

"Alastair Campbell's diaries have the quality of Pepys ... people will be looking for insights and finding them in 100 years' time" (Lord Alex Carlile (Vol. 1))

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The third volume of Campbell's compelling diaries, covering 1999 to 2001.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3435 KB
  • Print Length: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; Reprint edition (7 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005A5ICAA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1957, the son of a vet. Having graduated from Cambridge University in modern languages, he went into journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, Campbell worked for him first as press secretary, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003. He continued to act as an advisor to Mr Blair and the Labour Party, including during the 2005 election campaign. Since then, he has been engaged mainly in writing, public speaking and working for Leukaemia Research, where he is chairman of fundraising.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars contemporary history at its best 31 Dec 2011
By markr TOP 500 REVIEWER
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A must for people interested in the events of the last 20 years, the workings of New Labour, the relationships between Blair, Brown, Prescott, Mandelson and and the other key players in and around the last government. Campbell was very much a key figure in all this, and records his impressions and contributions in his daily diary with refreshing and sometimes surprising honesty - it can't be a very comfortable read for Gordon Brown at times. This volume deals with the two years leading up to September 11, 2001 and contains insights onto the relationships with Clinton and Bush as well as numerous domestic issues ranging from foot and mouth to the fuel protests and the general election.

I must admit to being a fan of these diaries - I have read all three volumes so far. If you are interested in politics and want a ringside seat on the events of the last decade, - this may well be a great book for you too, whatever your views of the last government.
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Very interesting and informative giving an insight on behind the scenes on how the Labour Government was run.
Although it is very heavy reading going through the detail of his day to day workload and the pressures on his family life it is stillworth sticking with it too the end.

What was striking was how much effort he had to put in dealing with bruised egos of ministers and their petty arguments, it was amazing anygthing got done!
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