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The Resource John Major : the autobiography

John Major : the autobiography

Label
John Major : the autobiography
Title
John Major
Title remainder
the autobiography
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "John Major's autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister." "Major's early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her." "With the difficulties of the Gulf War and the Maastricht Treaty behind him, and the Poll Tax abolished, John Major went on to win a victory in the general election of 1992. He brought down inflation and ushered in a solid economic recovery. He made the most decisive steps for a generation towards peace in Northern Ireland. Yet within months of the 1992 election his government was in troubled waters. John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism and for the first time makes public his reactions to defeat on 'Black Wednesday'. He is frank about the civil war that emerged within his own party over Britain's relationship with the European Union. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, and about friends and foes within his party as well as outside."--BOOK JACKET
  • "John Major's autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister." "Major's early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her." "With the difficulties of the Gulf War and the Maastricht Treaty behind him, and the Poll Tax abolished, John Major went on to win a victory in the general election of 1992. He brought down inflation and ushered in a solid economic recovery. He made the most decisive steps for a generation towards peace in Northern Ireland. Yet within months of the 1992 election his government was in troubled waters. John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism and for the first time makes public his reactions to defeat on 'Black Wednesday'. He is frank about the civil war that emerged within his own party over Britain's relationship with the European Union. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, and about friends and foes within his party as well as outside."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.85/9/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA591.M33
LC item number
A3 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
John Major : the autobiography
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Search for Tom Major -- From Brixton to Westminster -- Into the Commons -- Climbing the Ladder -- Into Cabinet -- 'What's the Capital of Colombia?' -- An Ambition Fulfilled -- An Empress Falls -- Prime Minister -- The Gulf War -- Raising the Standard -- Maastricht -- Winning a Mandate -- Black Wednesday -- The 'Bastards' -- Back to Basics -- Protecting our Heritage -- The Union at Risk -- Into the Mists: Bright Hopes, Black Deeds -- The Wider World -- At the Summit -- Hell's Kitchen -- Unparliamentary Behaviour -- Faultline Europe -- Put up or Shut up -- Mad Cows and Europeans -- The Economy: Rags to Riches -- The Curtain Falls -- Aftermath -- The Cabinet, November 1990--May 1997
Control code
ocm42751073
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 774 pages
Isbn
9780060196141
Lccn
00503335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) 219588
Label
John Major : the autobiography
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Search for Tom Major -- From Brixton to Westminster -- Into the Commons -- Climbing the Ladder -- Into Cabinet -- 'What's the Capital of Colombia?' -- An Ambition Fulfilled -- An Empress Falls -- Prime Minister -- The Gulf War -- Raising the Standard -- Maastricht -- Winning a Mandate -- Black Wednesday -- The 'Bastards' -- Back to Basics -- Protecting our Heritage -- The Union at Risk -- Into the Mists: Bright Hopes, Black Deeds -- The Wider World -- At the Summit -- Hell's Kitchen -- Unparliamentary Behaviour -- Faultline Europe -- Put up or Shut up -- Mad Cows and Europeans -- The Economy: Rags to Riches -- The Curtain Falls -- Aftermath -- The Cabinet, November 1990--May 1997
Control code
ocm42751073
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 774 pages
Isbn
9780060196141
Lccn
00503335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) 219588

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