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Just In Time — Inside The Thatcher Revolution - John Hoskyns

Aurum Press, 2000, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Two light dents to the spine of the dust wrapper, though the boards are unaffected, and a couple of smaller ones at the margin of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Love her, or loathe her, no one can deny that Margaret Thatcher’s premiership marked a crucially significant turning point in the history of post-war Britain. Above all, it was under the management of her administrations that the British economy halted and began to reverse a decline that had persisted for so long that it had come to be accepted as inevitable by successive governments of both parties. The author had witnessed the slow sapping of Britain’s industrial strength and confidence, and had seen the price that the country paid for a system in which employers and unions were locked in continual conflict. After a brief flirtation with a group of industrialists sympathetic to the Labour Party, he was introduced to the loose coalition of economists, academics and free-market theorists which clustered round Keith Joseph at the Centre for Policy Studies. In 1977 Margaret Thatcher asked him to produce a paper, the Stepping Stones report, which became the strategic blueprint for an incoming Conservative government. When her election victory of 1979 brought Mrs Thatcher to Downing Street, the author went with her as the new Head of the Policy Unit, a position he was to hold until his decision to retire two and a half years later, by which time, he believes, the critical battles had been won and the ‘turnaround’ was starting. Drawing upon the detailed diaries he kept throughout the period, Sir John takes us behind the scenes to show us how the Thatcher revolution was planned and executed. It is an intensely dramatic story.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 416
ISBN: 1854107089

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