Broken Vows: Tony Blair The Tragedy of Power

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Faber & Faber, Mar 3, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages


'Excellent' Sunday Times

'Devastating' Daily Mail

When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest to hold that office since 1812. With a landslide majority, his approval rating was 93 per cent and he went on to become Labour's longest-serving premier. So what went wrong?

With unprecedented access to more than 180 Whitehall officials, military officers and politicians, Tom Bower has uncovered the full story of Blair's decade in power. He has followed Blair's trail from his resignation, since which he has built a remarkable empire advising tycoons and tyrants. The result is the political thriller of the year, illuminating the mystery of an extraordinary politician who continues to fascinate to this day.

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Got to page 135. Then googled some reviews. Awful book. Badly written even at sentence level where you have to read again to try to follow the thinking. Then some sentences seem not to link and not to ... Read full review

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I have been searching for a book that tells the story of the Blair government with credibility. While this book, by Tom Bower, is one of the best I’ve read (the author has no need to be self-serving ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Tom Bower is an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist. A former producer and reporter for BBC Television, he is the author of nineteen books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Gordon Brown, Richard Branson and Conrad Black. Broken Dreams, his investigation into corruption in English football, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2003 and his recent bestsellers include No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone and Sweet Revenge: the Intimate Life of Simon Cowell. He lives in London.

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