Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher
A Political Marriage
ISBN 9781101217870 | 352 pages | 08 Nov 2007 | Sentinel Trade | 18 - AND UP
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New details of the remarkable relationship between two leaders who teamed up to change history.“Nicholas Wapshott, with access to their unpublished correspondence, gives us a nuanced—and immensely readable— portrait of how Reagan and Thatcher resolved their differences in leading the world out of incipient chaos. This is a shrewd and affecting portrait.”
It’s well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During their eight overlapping years as U.S. president and UK prime minister, they stood united for free markets, low taxes, and a strong defense against communism. But just how close they really were will surprise you.
Nicholas Wapshott finds that the Reagan-Thatcher relationship was much deeper than an alliance of mutual interests. Drawing on extensive interviews and hundreds of recently declassified private letters and telephone calls, he depicts a more complex, intimate, and occasionally combative relationship than has previously been revealed.
—Tina Brown, author of The Diana Chronicles
“I can recommend a rattling good read with lots of new material on their previously private meetings and correspondence.”
“Briskly written, perceptive, and, ultimately, moving.”
—New York Sun
“Wapshott is insightful and exhaustive.”
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