My Political Life
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Tony Blair is a politician who defines our times. His
emergence as Labour Party leader in 1994 marked a seismic
shift in British politics. Within a few short years, he had
transformed his party and rallied the country behind him,
becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in
Labour’s history, and bringing to an end eighteen years of
Conservative government. He took Labour to a historic three
terms in office as Britain’s dominant political figure of
the last two decades.
A Journey is Tony
Blair’s firsthand account of his years in office and beyond.
Here he describes for the first time his role in shaping our
recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death
to the war on terror. He reveals the leadership decisions
that were necessary to reinvent his party, the relationships
with colleagues including Gordon Brown, the grueling
negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, the
implementation of the biggest reforms to public services in
Britain since 1945, and his relationships with leaders on
the world stage—Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Vladimir
Putin, George W. Bush. He analyzes the belief in ethical
intervention that led to his decisions to go to war in
Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and, most controversially
of all, in Iraq.
A Journey is a book about
the nature and uses of political power. In frank,
unflinching, often wry detail, Tony Blair charts the ups and
downs of his career to provide insight into the man as well
as the politician and statesman. He explores the challenges
of leadership, and the ramifications of standing up, clearly
and forcefully, for what one believes in. He also looks
ahead, to emerging power relationships and economies,
addressing the vital issues and complexities of our global
Few British prime ministers have shaped the
nation’s course as profoundly as Tony Blair, and his
achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to
come. Here, uniquely, we have his own journey, in his own words.
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