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The best of the 4 Campbell diary volumes - superb,
This review is from: The Burden of Power: Countdown to Iraq - The Alastair Campbell Diaries: 4 (Hardcover)
This is the most fascinating of the 4 volumes of the Alastair Campbell diaries. Opening on 11 September 2011, and concluding with Campbell's last day as Tony Blair's director of strategy and communications in 2003, this covers the build up and launch of the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the dossiers on Iraq, the Hutton enquiry, and communicates clearly the pressures and stresses of life at the heart of government.
This volume is open and fascinating about Blair's relationship with George Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as the British perspective of the time on a variety of world leaders; Putin, Chirac, Schroeder, and many others. it is also candid about Campbell's view of Gordon Brown, and the damage that was done as a result of the very dysfunctional relationships between some ministers.
For all those interested in politics, whatever their political persuasion, this should make fascinating reading - as well as being a dramatic inside look at the events of 2 of the most turbulent years in our recent times.