This volume combines the two books about Margaret Thatcher, written by the acclaimed political biographer John Campbell. Like the late woman herself, Campbell decided to write and publish the books about Thatcher's early years, and her years as Prime Minister of England separately.
Miraculously researched, beautifully written and illustrated with lots of black-and-white pictures, this abridged book offers a fairly balanced, very comprehensive overview of Thatcher's life and achievements. It isn't as heavy going as her own memoirs (as readable as they are), and although I found myself sometimes disagreeing with Campbell, I still regard this as the most worthwhile unauthorised book about Thatcher that I have ever read. Unlike a lot of the other Amazon reviews, I'm not a Maggie Thatcher supporter, but you can't ignore her, she was a political giant, and a woman who moved mountains. Her story from grocer's daughter in Grantham, to the highest office in the land is remarkable and inspiring.