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The Blair Years

(2007)
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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, it charts 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, the year Campbell resigned his position at No 10. But above all here is Tony Blair up close and personal, taking the decisions that affected the lives of millions, under relentless and often hostile pressure. Often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain, Alastair Campbell is no stranger to controversy. Feared and admired in equal measure, hated by some, he 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 diaires - at times brutally frank, often funny, always compelling - take the listener right to the heart of government. "The Blair Years" is a story of politics in the raw, of progress and setback, of reputations made and destroyed, under the relentless scrutiny of a 24-hour media. Unflinchingly told, it covers the crises and scandals, the rows and resignations, the ups and downs of Britain's hothouse politics. But amid the big events are insights and observations that make this a remarkably human portrayal of some of the most powerful people in the world. There has never been so riveting an audiobook about life at the very top, nor a more human account of politics, told by a man who saw it all.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Blair Years: The Alastair Campbell Diaries
Author(s): Alastair Campbell
ISBN: 0-307-26831-4 / 978-0-307-26831-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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July 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: The Blair Years: Extracts from The Alastair Campbell Diaries
Author(s): Richard Stott
ISBN: 0-09-179629-6 / 978-0-09-179629-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
Author(s): Alastair Campbell
ISBN: 0-09-951475-3 / 978-0-09-951475-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blair Years
Author(s): Alastair Campbell
ISBN: 0-09-192063-9 / 978-0-09-192063-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

July 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
Author(s): Alastair Campbell
ISBN: 1-84657-128-6 / 978-1-84657-128-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Blair Years: The Alastair Campbell Diaries
Author(s): Alastair Campbell
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
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March 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
Author(s): Alastair Campbell
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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