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Paperback 768 Pages / Published: 09/06/2011
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In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He remains the only living Labour leader to have won a general election.

He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his ten years in power, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come.

His memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman, and charting successes, controversies and disappointments with an extraordinary candour.

A Journey will prove essential and compulsive reading for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of our global world. As an account of the nature and uses of power, it will also have a readership that extends well beyond politics, to all those who want to understand the challenges of leadership today.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099525097
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 569 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 50 mm


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Written in a congenial style peppered with slang and gossipy asides. At one moment he is the bloke in the pub. The next, he is Churchill -- Ben MacIntyre * The Times *
This is a more honest political memoir than most and more open in many respects than I had anticipated. He is compellingly candid about how scared he was when he first became prime minister . . . He is unusually direct about his calculations, even when they don't reflect well on him . . . He admits to stretching the truth beyond `breaking point' to secure a settlement in Northern Ireland. Even when the lies are told in a noble cause, few politicians are honest enough to admit that they sometimes feel compelled to be deceivers -- Andrew Rawnsley * The Observer *
He is by turns outspoken, provocative, unrepentant, often serious, sometimes funny -- David Frost * Al Jazeera *
Tony Blair's memoir is part psychodrama, part treatise on the frustrations of leadership in a modern democracy . . . The book's broader purpose is to preserve his legacy, settling scores, justifying the war against Iraq, and mounting a defiant plea to his party to keep faith with New Labour . . . Blair comes across as likable, if manipulative; capable of dissembling while wonderfully fluent; in short, a brilliant modern politician -- Lionel Barber * Financial Times *
Will certainly become a bestseller -- Robert McCrum * The Observer *

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“Intriguing read.”

The long awaited account of Tony Blair’s political career has arrived. This is more political autobiography than a life history. However, it does include the personal thoughts of Tony’s ‘journey’, written in a human... More

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“Reading this book is a wast of time”

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“A Journey”

This is one of the best memoirs i have read so far, He really does talk about how he made the decisions and his life in number 10.

A brilliant one to read...

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