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Unleashing Demons: The inspiration behind Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War (Hardback)
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Unleashing Demons: The inspiration behind Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 04/10/2016
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'The book that will set Westminster ablaze.' - The Mail on Sunday

'Utterly fascinating...indispensable to appreciating this extraordinary phase in our history.' - John Simpson

'The compelling insider's account.' - Nick Robinson

'This is one of the most vivid, frank and exciting inside accounts to have been written for years.' - Anthony Seldon

'A gripping fly-on-the-wall account.' - Robert Peston

As David Cameron's director of Politics and communications, Craig Oliver was in the room at every key moment during the EU referendum - the biggest political event in the UK since World War II. Craig Oliver worked with all the players, including David Cameron, George Osbourne, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Theresa May and Peter Mandelson.

Unleashing Demons is based on his extensive notes, detailing everything from the decision to call a referendum, to the subsequent civil war in the Conservative Party and the aftermath of the shocking result. This is raw history at its very best, packed with enthralling detail and colourful anecdotes from behind the closed doors of the campaign that changed British history.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473652453
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 240 x 157 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
UNLEASHING DEMONS...HAS THE VIVIDNESS AND PACE OF A POLITICAL THRILLER. EXTRAORDINARILY CANDID... * Financial Times *
THE BOOK THAT WILL SET WESTMINSTER ABLAZE * Mail on Sunday *
Gripping reading * New Statesman *
Craig Oliver's account of his time as David Cameron's Director of Communications in Downing Street during the EU referendum will almost certainly prove to be the most important document for understanding what happened and why it all ended as it did. Oliver has managed the difficult trick of being frank as well as loyal, and his words have a remarkable immediacy. I found his book utterly fascinating, and I suspect that every historian of the period will regard it as indispensable to appreciating this extraordinary phase in our history. * John Simpson *
Part memoir, part diary, this is one of the most vivid, frank and exciting inside accounts to have been written for years. It points its forensic beam into the inner sanctums of power during one of the most crucial episodes in British history since the war. Stunning and highly readable. It will make uncomfortable reading for a few, but hugely enlightening and enjoyable reading for the many. * Anthony Seldon *
Wish you could have been a fly on the wall of Number 10 during the EU referendum campaign? No need. This is the compelling insider's account of the man who was at the centre of the Downing Street web as David Cameron took the decisions which led to Britain voting to leave the EU. * Nick Robinson *
A gripping fly-on-the-wall account of the frenzy in Downing Street during the EU campaign. * Robert Peston *
This is contemporary history at its best...It has pace, insider info and a bit of chutzpah.' * Iain Dale *

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