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on 6 April 2000
I have read almost all the Conservative bioghaphies of Ministers who served in the 1980's and 1990's. Mr. Major's book was without doubt the easiest to read, and the most enjoyable. Highly personal and deeply moving in parts, Mr. Major came over as a truely decent man, who was just the sort of man Britain needed in politics, but with whom his party seemed unable to follow. My own abiding thought, is that if only he had had the opportunity to write as he did whilst still in Government, his party perhaps would have understood the man. There will be some who remember Major for the sleeze years, but his epitaph as Prime Minister would be more fitting to read, John Major, the Prime Minister who believed in Britain, the fairness of it's people, and who genuinely set out to help all'.
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on 13 December 1999
Living most of my life under conservatism and brought up in a Labour voting household, I was surprised by the John Major autobiography. Never realising the hardship he felt as a youngster, the upset at dissapointing his mother and father and the fact that as Prime Minister he set out to relieve the same social hardships he felt. A mis-understood man in a dirty, back-stabbing world, that otherwise you would never have known about. My respect for the the man has increased somewhat. A great read, far from dull and painfully honest.
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on 30 April 2001
For the first time in British Politics, somebody has spoken openly and honestly both on the poistive and negative side of being British Prime Minister. John Major tells an account from an unbiased view on the life and times of being Prime Minister. An real autobiographic masterpiece. Worth every penny.
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on 17 October 2000
A well written book by a very likeable chap. It has wit, a lot of common sense and you just wonder what John could have achieved in his own quiet way if his party had not been set on destroying itself. A refreshing political biography - well worth a read.
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on 28 December 2000
An honest account of the Major years, involved with telling history, not re-writing it. This auto-biography shows how Major had to fight against those people in the Tory Party obsessed with self-destruction.
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on 8 April 2014
Who would guess that a political autobiography could be a damned good read? I enjoyed every page and learnt a lot. I always liked John Major and his wife Norma. We could do with more like them.
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on 20 July 2013
A wonderful insight into the man and his beliefs- shows him as a sincere and honest politician trying to do the best for his country and he certainly set the economy up for Blair to free wheel
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on 7 July 2015
Decent read although in places some of the descriptions are too "Major" biased to appear credible. Gives food for thought on some of the events that have happened since it was wrritten.
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on 25 May 2012
i do not wish to sound patronizing, nevertheless i quite liked the guy, however how on earth did he ever become Prime Mimister?
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on 8 November 2015
Great condition and this book is a must read for anyone interested in politics, especially if you want to know about the 90's and how it's affected today
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