Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the Iron Lady, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.



Thatcher introduced a series of economic policies intended to reverse high unemployment and Britain’s struggles in the wake of the Winter of Discontent and an ongoing recession. Thatcher’s popularity in her first years in office waned amid recession and increasing unemployment, until victory in the Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her decisive re-election. She survived an assassination attempt in the Brighton hotel bombing.


Margaret Thatcher was, is and will remain a legend. For some British, she is a witch, shod with selfishness and a thirst for privilege. For others she is a symbol of what a woman is capable of, an example of a British character, conservstism and true values of all the people who speak English. She is ambiguous but outstanding personality. And it was a great book about Great leader of Great Britain


This is a detailed book about Margaret Thatcher's life. I learned a few facts that I did not know about her, and that was interesting. However, the book is written in a cold Wiki-like style. I like reading biographical books and some of them are written in a style that made them informative and entertaining, however this book is just facts with out humor or affection for the subject.

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