Broken Vows

Broken Vows

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ISBN
9780571314225
Published
01/09/2016
9780571314225
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
704

About the Book

The political thriller of the year - UPDATED WITH A DEVASTATING NEW CHAPTER ON THE CHILCOT INQUIRY

'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.

The political thriller of the year - UPDATED WITH A DEVASTATING NEW CHAPTER ON THE CHILCOT INQUIRY'Excellent' Sunday Times'Devastating' Daily MailWhen 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.
  • Tom Bower

    Tom Bower is an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist. A former producer and reporter for BBC Television, he is the author of twenty books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Gordon Brown 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 two most recent biographies - of Bernie Ecclestone and Simon Cowell - were Sunday Times bestsellers. He lives in London.

“Bower delivers a devastating indictment . . . I will bet my socks that his account of the events that led to the Iraq war is more comprehensive that Chilcot, far more forthright in identifying the guilty men and informed by better judgement.”
- Max Hastings, Daily Mail
“Broken Vows supplies an implacably researched account of Tony Blair's substitution of bluff for honesty.”
- Frederic Raphael, TLS 'Books of the Year'

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