Margaret Thatcher: In Victory and Downfall, 1987 and 1990

Synopsis

This volume studies Margaret Thatcher and her influence on British politics with the American reader in mind. Geelhoed interprets Thatcher's strengths and weaknesses as a political leader and analyzes important trends in modern British politics. Drawing on the author's own experience as an expatriate eyewitness to the latter part of the Thatcher era, interviews with numerous British scholars and political observers, and a thorough examination of relevant published sources on the Thatcher years, Geelhoed provides a unique analysis of this extraordinary woman's leadership and the closing years of her era.