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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (275 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alastair Campbell Narrator: Alastair Campbell Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Blair Years is the most compelling and revealing account of contemporary politics you will ever hear. Taken from Alastair Campbell's daily diaries, these audio extracts chart the rise of New Labour and the tumultuous years of Tony Blair's leadership, providing the first important record of a remarkable decade in our national life.

Here are the defining events of our time, from Labour's new dawn to the war on terror; from the death of Diana to negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland; from Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, through to the Hutton Inquiry of 2003. But above all, here is Tony Blair up close and personal, making the decisions that affected the lives of millions, under relentless and frequently hostile pressure.

Feared and admired in equal measure, hated by some, Alastair Campbell was pivotal to the founding of New Labour and the sensational election victory of 1997. As Blair's press secretary, strategist, and trusted confidant, Campbell spent more waking hours alongside the prime minister than anyone. His diaries take the listener right to the heart of government.

Unflinchingly told, The Blair Years covers the crises and scandals, the rows and resignations, the ups and downs of Britain's hothouse politics. There has never been so riveting a book about life at the very top, nor a more human book about politics, told by a man who saw it all. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Isobel | 1/13/2014

    " I found this fascinating. The overall impression that all Labour government policy both home and foreign has been governed by the need to appease the media. Has anything been proactive or has the last 11 years been a series of knee-jerk reactions?? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Max | 12/30/2013

    " You need to have a good knowledge of British politics to fully understand this book, and I don't. However, it is really good, and no doubt sanitized, look behind the scenes in government. Even if you aren't British, it still offers general insights on power and politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leona Sheehy | 12/29/2013

    " This book is so intriguing as you are getting the inside story on some of the most important events of the modern age, but from a personal point of view. Thoroughly addictive. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Makingamark | 12/6/2013

    " I got bored! I gave up. "

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