The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone
The sensational second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume Two of Moore's acclaimed authorized biography covers the central, triumphal years of her premiership, from the Falklands to the 1987 election.
Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues, this is the indispensable portrait of a towering figure of our times.
“The second volume is if anything even better than the first, a model of close research, fluent prose and impeccable judgement. Yet the real measure of his achievement is that amid all the summits and meetings, the policy papers and parliamentary duels, he never loses sight of the woman at the centre of it all. Almost every page of Moore's book throws up an unexpected insight or nugget. Moore writes as an unashamed Thatcher fan, but it is to his immense credit that the book never feels unduly partisan. He is frank about her failings. What keeps you turning the pages is not just Moore's lovely, smooth style, but his quiet dry humour. It is a tribute to Moore's skill as a writer that he makes you look at her as a human being. This is, I think, one of the great biographical achievements of our times.”