John Major: The Autobiography by John Major lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
HarperCollins, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: John Majors autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister. Eagerly awaited, the account of his childhood, rise and fall is scrupulous and unsparing.
Majors early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her.
With the difficulties of the Gulf War and the Maastricht Treaty behind him, and the Poll Tax abolished, John Major went on to win a remarkable victory in the general election of 1992. He brought down inflation and ushered in a solid economic recovery. He made the most decisive steps for a generation towards peace in Northern Ireland. Yet within months of the 1992 election his government was in troubled waters. John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism and for the first time makes public his reactions to defeat on Black Wednesday. He is frank about the civil war that emerged within his own party over Britains relationship with the European Union. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, and about friends and foes within his party as well as outside.
In his leadership of his party and his country and in facing up to the new order after May 1997 John Major acted with a dignity rare in politics. The Tories continuing internal struggles since their defeat serve only to intensify interest in his leadership through the Conservative Partys last period of power this century.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 774 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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