Read by the author himself, here is the fascinating and compelling story of the special relationship between Tony Blair and America.Blair's affair with America is one of the most compelling stories of our time. He is the prime minister whose bonding with George W. Bush imperiled his political future in Britain while making him a hero to many Americans after 9/11. In this powerful and compelling narrative, James Naughtie asks why Americans took him to their hearts, and what this means for our politics, our leaders, and the kind of country we are.In seven years, Tony Blair turned the "special relationship" into something of a love affair. With unparalleled knowledge and using the testimony of a wide circle of intimate contacts, Naughtie traces the roots of Blair's American obsession - from the intimacy of the Clinton years to the controversy of the Bush administration's War on Terror ¿ showing how he has revelled in the adulation and respect showered on him.This is essential listening for anyone hoping to understand the enigma of Tony Blair.More
"Absorbing....The portrait of Blair is deeply alarming." (Independent)
"Well worth reading. Naughtie has an admirably rounded prose style....some good stories and many illuminating quotes." (Guardian)
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A very interesting analysis
Interesting summary of the 'war on terror'
I am keen on politics so know quite a lot about it but it was very satisfying to hear all the things we think we know about structured into a narrative, well told by the author, who knows his stuff. Tony Blair and his obsession with 'legacy' is more than slightly scary.
Tony Blair - A Napolean for the 21st Century
Would have been more satisfied by an unabridged version. It's a highly significant part of history (for all the wrong reasons btw Tony) and I would have liked more detail.