Tony Blair

John Rentoul

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Last updated in 2001, John Rentoul’s acclaimed Tony Blair: Prime Minister returns with an extensive new assessment of Blair’s premiership after ‘9/11’ – from the Iraq war and relations with Gordon Brown to his departure from Downing Street and political afterlife.

‘Well written, thoroughly researched and informed by the balanced and subtle insights of a skilled journalist… Especially good on the influences that have shaped Mr Blair.’ Economist

‘Utterly scrupulous in presenting the [] information… [W]hen Rentoul occasionally presents his own judgements, they can rarely be faulted.’ Peter Oborne, Sunday Express

‘Written with care, thought… and a fine understanding of political nuances.’ Ben Pimlott

‘An extraordinary achievement, flashing with a peculiarly devastating form of sympathy.’ Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

‘With further updates, this biography will almost certainly become the definitive one.’ Rachel Sylvester, Daily Telegraph

John Rentoul

John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches contemporary history. Previously he was chief leader writer for The Independent. His definitive biography of Tony Blair was first published in 1996, updated once in 2001, and then again in 2013 for publication by Faber Finds. His…

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