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Superb political biography,
This review is from: Margaret Thatcher: Iron Lady v.2: Iron Lady Vol 2 (Hardcover)
Having read The Grocer's Daughter (Campbell's first volume on Mrs T) I had to get the second volume - and my expectations were exceeded. I started reading with a strange mixture of interest and reluctance, thinking the subject matter worthwhile but likely to be rather familiar. But Campbell's study is compelling reading, which gave me many fresh insights. One strength of his as a professional biographer is that his work possesses an objectivity and even handedness which is not to be found in the several accounts put into the public arena by Mrs T herself and other members of her governments.
Has any other post WW2 PM had such a profound impact on British society as Mrs T? "No.No.No!" Campbell's verdict is that her impact was both for better and for worse, careful though he is to state that a longer perspective is yet needed before a balanced judgment can be formed on all aspects of her reign.
Quite superb political biography. I don't know what he will turn his attention to next, but I hope that Campbell will be around in fifteen years or so to write the definitive biography of Tony Blair.