"The best biography of a post-war British Prime Minister yet written." (Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Government at University of Oxford
"...meticulous and magisterial...as exciting as it is authoritative..." (Mail on Sunday
"splendid and surely definitive biography...a superb biographical achievement...succinct, frank and insightful" (Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times
"DR Thorpe is not the first to wrestle [with Macmillan] but Thorpe's account is the most intensively researched and most intimate portrait of all. Supermac has found a Superbiographer
" (Paul Addison Literary Review
is a truly important publication, of significance to everyone interested in the history of the 20th century. Packed with new revelations about Macmillan's private life as well as key events including the 'Tolstoy' controversy, the Suez Crisis, You've Never Had It So Good, the Winds of Change and the Profumo Scandal.