The Alastair Campbell Diaries: Power and the people, 1997-1999

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Alastair Campbell, Bill Hagerty
Hutchinson, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 777 pages
The second volume of Campbell's riveting diaries, rejoining New Labour as they come into power.

Power and the People is the second of four volumes, and covers the first two years of New Labour government, beginning with their victory at the polls in 1997. Volume Two details the initial challenges faced by Labour as they come to power and settle into running the country. It covers many of the memorable events of the period: from the Omagh bombing to President Clinton's 'relations' with Monica Lewinsky.

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About the author (2010)

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, in 1957, the son of a vet. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in modern languages, his first chosen career was journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, he asked Campbell to be his press secretary. He worked for Blair -- first in that capacity, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy -- from 1994 to 2003, since then he has been mainly engaged in writing, public speaking, working for Leukemia Research, where he is chairman of fundraising, and continuing to advise Blair, Gordon Brown and other leading Labour figures. His first novel was All in the Mind.

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