How the etonian product fond of Latin tags became a Man of the People; and why he wanted to be. A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. The first forensic account of a remarkable rise to fame and power, Just Boris unravels a political enigma and asks whether the Mayor who dreams of crossing the Thames to Downing Street has what it takes to be Prime Minister.
JUST BORIS: A Tale of Blond Ambition #ad - In this revealing new biography, written from the vantage point of a once close colleague, Sonia Purnell examines how a shy, young boy from a broken home became our only box-office politician. How the gaffe-prone buffoon won the largest personal mandate this country has ever seen; and how the Johnson family built our biggest and blondest media and political dynasty.
Blond Ambition: The Rise and Rise of Boris JohnsonSharpe Books #ad - From oxford and the infamous bullingdon Club, to national newspapers and all the way to City Hall, he has made his way to the top without it ever appearing to be planned. He lives in Bloomsbury, London's literary area. Is his buffoonery hiding a fierce political ruthlessness?or is he continuing a life’s work of getting by thanks to the work of others? Should David Cameron feel threatened? Or has BoJo had enough of politics?With his star only rising, there has never been a more relevant time to investigate a man who has become a true political phenomenon.
At eton, he was constantly trying to fit in and prove himself in such a rarefied environment. As it would be for the rest of his life, his creative way with words and humour got him out of many tight spots. Nigel cawthorne is the author of over 160 books including ‘jeremy Clarkson: Motormouth’, ‘Harry: A Prince Among Men’ and ‘A Little Bit of Stephen Fry’.
Blond Ambition: The Rise and Rise of Boris Johnson #ad - His early childhood, spent constantly moving between countries and being isolated because of a case of “glue ear”, allowed him to develop a love of reading. His charm, wit and unkempt mop of blond hair have endeared him to a public tired of “soundbite” politicians. Boris johnson has become that incredibly rare figure in modern British politics, someone who is actually liked.
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made HistoryRiverhead Books #ad - His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, and social welfare, education, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. From london’s inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill’s eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century.
He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person—intrepid, ingenious, determined—can make all the difference.
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History #ad - His maneuvering positioned america for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England’s post-war decline. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays—with characteristic wit and passion—a man of contagious bravery, matchless strategizing, breathtaking eloquence, and deep humanity.
Fearless on the battlefield, churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors.
The Wit and Wisdom of Boris JohnsonBloomsbury Continuum #ad - He describes boris's brexit campaign, his time outside the political establishment, his leadership breakdown in 2016, his ups and downs as Foreign Secretary, his turbulent private life and how Boris felt it was his manifest destiny to become the Prime Minister. So buckle up for a riotous tour of the million-pound NHS funder, pro-having, golden wonder, pro-eating blond behemoth.
New and updated edition. 2019 – the year that boris took on the 'lingering gloomadon-poppers', pledged to steer the UK between the 'Scylla and Charybdis of Corbyn and Farage' and into the calmer waters of political freedom. This is the wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson. A return to the wit and wisdom of Boris Johnson – Brexiteer, Foreign Secretary, Prime Minister.
The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson #ad - . Of course there was always bound to be 'a bit of plaster coming off the ceilings of Europe's Chanceries'. Harry mount has updated his edited collection of the Prime Minister's wit and wisdom with three new chapters dealing with Boris's time as Brexiteer-in-chief; Foreign Secretary and 'On the Threshold of Downing Street'.
Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston ChurchillPenguin Books #ad - Why, do we know so little about her? in this landmark biography, a finalist for the Plutarch prize, then, Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine Churchill her due. Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine Hozier was the target of cruel snobbery. You know, "winston confided to FDR, "I tell Clemmie everything.
Through the ups and downs of his tumultuous career, at the expense of her family, fatefully, Clementine made her husband’s career her mission, in the tense days when he stood against Chamberlain and the many months when he helped inspire his fellow countrymen and women to keep strong and carry on, her health and, of her children.
I was enthralled all the way through. Lynne olson, bestselling author of Citizens of London . Yet their marriage proved to be an exceptional partnership. Sonia purnell has at long last given Clementine Churchill the biography she deserves. Many wondered why winston married her, when the prime minister’s daughter was desperate for his attention.
Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill #ad - Clementine is both the first real biography of this remarkable woman and a fascinating look inside their private world. Sensitive yet clear-eyed, clementine tells the fascinating story of a complex woman struggling to maintain her own identity while serving as the conscience and principal adviser to one of the most important figures in history.
Any real consideration of Winston Churchill is incomplete without an understanding of their relationship. Late in life, winston churchill claimed that victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible” without the woman who stood by his side for fifty-seven turbulent years.
For the RecordHarper #ad - He will shed light on the seminal world events of his premiership—the Arab Spring; the rise of ISIS; the invasion of Ukraine; the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Syria—as well as events at home, from the Olympic Games in 2012 to the Scottish referendum. He will provide, for the first time, his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain’s place in the world following Brexit.
Revealing the battles and achievements of his life and career in intimate and frank detail, For the Record will be an important assessment of the significant political events of the last decade, the nature of power and the role of leadership at a time of profound global change. He became prime minister in 2010, at a moment of economic crisis, forming Britain’s first coalition government in 70 years, and went on to win the first outright Conservative majority for 23 years at the 2015 general election.
For the Record #ad - In for the record, compassionate agenda that included reforming education and welfare, legalizing gay marriage, he will explain how the governments he led transformed the UK economy while implementing a modern, honoring the UK’s commitment to overseas aid and spearheading environmental policies. David cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernize the party following its three successive electoral defeats.
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political ClassWilliam Collins #ad - Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history’ GuardianThe only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU. This is the acclaimed inside story of the EU referendum in 2016 that takes you behind the scenes of the most extraordinary episode in British politics since the Second World War.
With unparalleled access to all key players, this is a story of calculation, attempted coups and people torn between principles and loyalty. It is a book about our leaders and their closest aides, the decisions they make, how and why they make them and how they feel when they turn out to be so wrong. In all out war, exploring how and why david cameron chose to take the biggest political gamble of his life, Tim Shipman has written a political history that reads like a thriller, and why he lost.
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class #ad - . Shortlisted for the orwell prize 2017#1 sunday times bestseller‘the best political book of the year’ Andrew Marr‘A superb work of storytelling and reporting.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To KnowBiteback Publishing #ad - Yet you will struggle to find much in the way of proper journalism that examines the monarchy in the way that their position and influence merit. Baker also considers the wider role the royals play in society, including the link with House of Lords reform, and the constitutional position of the monarch, which is important given Prince Charles’s present and intended approach.
What makes this book so unusual is that Baker is himself a member of the Privy Council, the body that officially advises the monarch. But they have also become a byword for arrogance, entitlement, hypocrisy and indifference to the gigantic amount of public money wasted by them. The monarchy itself is an important part of our constitution with considerable influence on the kind of nation we are.
Its members have become celebrities, like upmarket versions of film stars and footballers. Instead, we are fed a constant diet of sickeningly obsequious coverage which reports their activities with breathless and uncritical awe. In this book, former government minister Norman Baker argues that the British public deserves better than this puerile diet.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know #ad - And what do you do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the highly dubious behaviour of some among its ranks, whilst being critical of the knee-jerk sycophancy shown by the press and politicians. By turns irreverent and uncompromising, … And What Do You Do? asks important questions about the future of the world’s most famous royal family.