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The View from No. 11 — Memoirs of a Tory Radical - Nigel Lawson

Bantam Press, 1992, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, nicked at the corners of the upper panel. Top edges of text block lightly spotted with a small mark to the foot of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In October 1989, Nigel Lawson, the longest-serving Chancellor of the Exchequer since the First World War, resigned after a very public row with the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. For ten years he had been one of the Government’s chief policy makers, and for most of that time a key member of the Cabinet. Uniquely placed to comment on both the triumphs and the disappointments of the Thatcher era, Lawson here provides a personal assessment of one of the most extraordinary periods in British politics. He also tells the full story of his resignation, and of the events that led up to it. While not a conventional autobiography, the book examines the evolution of Nigel Lawson’s political and economic thinking, from his early years at Oxford and as a journalist, through his time as an MP in opposition. It follows his ministerial career, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, laying the foundation stones of Thatcherite economic policy; as Secretary of State for Energy, pushing forward the frontiers of privatization; and ultimately as Chancellor. All the key issues of the day are thoroughly discussed — monetarism, the miners’ strike, inflation, unemployment, the exchange rate and the ERM, Europe and the nature of modern democracy — in many cases issues that are still powerfully topical, thus ensuring that this is not simply a memoir of one man’s term of office, however remarkable, but also a primer for all future Chancellors and would-be Chancellors, their helpers and their critics. Outspoken, provocative and acutely intelligent, The View From No. 11 will be hailed as one of the most insightful political records of our time. No other account of the Thatcher era has been so eagerly awaited.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 1119
ISBN: 0593022181

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