Charles Moore: "Margaret Thatcher"

Charles Moore: "Margaret Thatcher"

When Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the opposition in 1975 she remarked that her victory felt “like a dream”. And the author of a new biography says that was part of her problem. To people across Britain, the idea that the...

When Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the opposition in 1975 she remarked that her victory felt “like a dream”. And the author of a new biography says that was part of her problem. To people across Britain, the idea that the stuffy conservative party had chosen a woman leader seemed incomprehensible. Thatcher’s rise from a grocer’s daughter to prime minister is well known. But with access to all of her private records, including personal letters, Thatcher’s authorized biographer, Charles Moore, reveals a side of the Iron Lady few understood. Charles Moore joins us to discuss his new book, “Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands”.

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Charles Moore

author of "Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography." Regular columnist for and former editor of "The Daily Telegraph."

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Excerpted from "Margaret Thatcher" by Charles Moore. Copyright © 2013 by Charles Moore. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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