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 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”.
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.